Pinto Bean Mash-Up

Tonight’s dinner was another ‘what do we have in the cupboard’ exercise. Ingredients I wanted to use: spinach and beans. The result: Pinto Bean Mash-Up. (full recipe below)

First, saute garlic in a skillet for a couple minutes:

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Add 1/3 cup water and spinach:

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As the spinach cooked down, I continued to add more until I had used about a half pound. Once the spinach reduces, add tomato sauce…

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…and beans:

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Stir to combine and cook for 5-10 minutes until heated through and the sauce is starting to bubble:

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I mashed the beans slightly to thicken the mixture a bit before serving over quinoa (extras from hot quinoa and spinach salad).

leftovers split into tupperwares for easy lunches later!

leftovers split into tupperwares for easy lunches later!

Served with roasted squash seeds on top:

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Pinto Bean Mash-Up
serves 3
Ingredients
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 pound spinach
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- one 25 oz. can pinto beans, drained and rinsed 
(two 15 oz. cans would be fine if you don't have the large size)
Method
Saute garlic for 2 minutes in a skillet. 
Add spinach and 1/3 cup water and cook to reduce.
Once spinach cooks down, add tomato sauce and beans. 
Stir to combine and cook for 5-10 minutes until sauce bubbles. 
(optional) serve topped with roasted squash seeds
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