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Veggie Bean Medley

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Looking for a quick and easy meal to fix for the entire family? Veggie Bean Medley offers the best of vegetables with Mexican taste and style. If you are in the mood for a little Mexican, but don’t have time for the full treatment, you will definitely want to pull out this recipe. It is sure to delight every single member of your family with the bold taste and it is a balanced meal when you combine it with some brown rice and a side salad.
  Pinto beans 15 Ounce (1 can)
  Corn 15 Ounce (1 can)
  Diced tomatoes 15 Ounce (1 can)
  Garlic cloves 2 Large
  Red onion 1 Small
  Cilantro 4 Tablespoon
  Celery stalk 1 Large
  Zucchini 1 Medium
  Red bell pepper 1 Small
  Olive oil 2 Tablespoon
  Cumin seeds 1 Teaspoon
  Red chili powder/Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Oregano 1 Teaspoon
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Cracked black pepper 1 Teaspoon

1. You will want to begin by rinsing and draining the pinto beans and the corn. While you will not use the beans for a few minutes, the prep will save you time in the long run.
2. Cut up all of your veggies and get them ready to cook. Zucchini, onions, celery, garlic, red pepper, and cilantro.

3. Start by heating the olive oil in a frying pan and adding the herbs. By toasting the herbs, you bring out more of the flavor.
4. After they have toasted for a minute or so, add in your vegetables, minus the tomatoes and corn. You want to start with the onions, celery, and garlic. The celery especially takes longer to cook, because it is harder, so be sure that you let them cook for a couple of minutes before you add the bell pepper and zucchini. In total, all of this should cook for five minutes.
5. Now you are ready to add the beans, corn, and diced tomatoes.
6. Let all of these ingredients cook together to co-mingle the tastes.
7. Add salt to taste.
8. Stir it all together, cover, and reduce the heat. Allow it to finish cooking for ten minutes. Then you are ready to serve.

9. Some serving ideas include brown rice, guacamole, and salsa.
The brown rice can be cooked before you begin cooking the Veggie Bean Medley, or if you use the instant type, you can cook it in just minutes while you are allowing the pan to simmer. Brown rice helps to make this a balanced meal that has all of the nutrients that you need. Guacamole and salsa can top it off for that perfect dish.
10. You can serve it with a side salad, chips, tortillas, or other Mexican sides to make the most of your meal and make it perfect for your family.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
25 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Having meals that you can cook in thirty minutes or less is great on those nights that you are running late home from work or when you have evening activities with your kids. This Mexican inspired dish is sure to delight every member of the family-especially if you add some salsa and chips with it. The best part is that it is healthy and includes all of the nutrients and food groups that you need to keep your body working efficiently. Try Veggie Bean Medley tonight! You will be glad you did.

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 888 Calories from Fat 130

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 15 g23.1%

Saturated Fat 2.1 g10.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 573.1 mg23.9%

Total Carbohydrates 158 g52.7%

Dietary Fiber 28.9 g115.8%

Sugars 9 g

Protein 36 g71.9%

Vitamin A 68.6% Vitamin C 125.9%

Calcium 20.6% Iron 60.9%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

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