This satisfying stew is a breeze to make if you have canned beans and tomatoes on hand, as well as some cooked rice. It's a perfect meal for a cozy night’s dinner. And it makes a great taco filling!Print
These are two brands of pre-cooked black beans that I like, both organic and salt-free. Eden doesn't use BPA in their cans of beans, a toxic substance typically used as a preservative in aluminum can linings. And the Whole Foods 365 brand has moved to using aseptic square containers for some of their beans to avoid BPA concerns.
Here are four types of tomato products that I use. My favorite is the Eden crushed tomatoes in the jar; it's organic and salt-free, and has a smooth, sweet taste (I've only found this at Whole Foods and healthy groceries). Pomi brand has a similar taste and contains only tomatoes (no salt); it is not organic. The Muir Glen and 365 brands are organic and salt-free, and I like them too, but they have a little of that "from a can" taste to them, but it's not objectionable. The Pomi and Eden packages contain about twice as much as a can of diced tomatoes. Some are crushed, some are diced, some are chopped; it doesn't matter which you use in this recipe.