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:
Add 1/3 cup water and spinach:
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…
Stir to combine and cook for 5-10 minutes until heated through and the sauce is starting to bubble:
I mashed the beans slightly to thicken the mixture a bit before serving over quinoa (extras from hot quinoa and spinach salad).
Served with roasted squash seeds on top:
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