Chilli beans and rice. Never thought I would eat the stuff. Tried them. LOVE them!!! Who knew? Goes to show you should have an open mind until you try something new. Anyway I'm converted. Now I cook this dish regularly. As it serves about 4-6 and I'm the only one who eats it (hubby won't) I've thought up ways to use the left overs. Generally speaking, once it's cooked, I halve the recipe and freeze half of it. That still gives me about 2 - 3 meals. Firstly here is the recipe for the chilli beans. Then I cook brown rice and Quinoa (Quinoa is a grain that is high in protein). I place the chilli beans on the brown rice mix and stir them together.
Next day for lunch I re-heat the chilli beans (no rice) and warm a wholemeal tortilla. I cut up a fresh tomato and finely slice some lettuce. I spread my warm tortilla with Tahini paste (sesame seed paste, nutty flavour), then top with chilli beans, tomato, lettuce and lastly a good squeeze of lemon, roll up and eat and usually repeat. Can't stop at one, love them so usually eat two.
Idea 2 for left overs: Cook a large jacket potato. Scrub and wash a big raw potato, prick generously with a fork, wrap in foil and bake in the oven at 200C until soft. Heat chilli beans in a saucepan. Put cooked potato on a plate, cut to open and fill with chilli beans, sprinkle with fresh chopped coriander or parsley or both.
|Chili Bean Tortilla with tomato & lettuce.|