Monday, April 11, 2011

Pinto Beans in Smoky Tomato Sauce (Use it/Lose it day 4)

Breakfast: Cheese Grits and milk

Lunch: Fried Rice (using the one portion of Steak Em I have left, along with the veggies in my house right now)

Dinner: Pinto Beans in Smoky Tomato Sauce (recipe follows) with rice and green beans

Snack: Applesauce with cinnamon sprinkled on top

Pinto Beans in Smoky Tomato Sauce
(Whole sauce recipe is 3 Points Plus value)

What You Need:
  • 2 cups chopped tomatoes
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 a large onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 Tbsp chipotle powder
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cooked pinto beans (1 cup per person should do)
How it's Done:
  1. Sautee the onion in the olive oil until soft (about five minutes). Add the garlic, cooking and stirring another 30 seconds. Stir in the seasonings.
  2. Serve with pinto beans & rice. Queso fresco is excellent on top.


StephenC said...

What is Steak Em? If you reply to I'm more likely to see it.

Good for you for working so hard on losing. In this sense being known as a "loser" is a good thing. Since you call it "smoky tomato sauce" seems to me some liquid smoke might be a great idea.

Michelle said...

Hi again, Stephen! Nice to hear from you!

Steak Em is a meat-ish substance sold in freezer sections of supermarkets. It's super thinly sliced beef made for steak sandwiches (think Philly Cheesesteaks). It's pseudo-food, really.

Thanks for the kudos. It's hard work but well worth it in many ways.

Smoky only applies to the natural smokiness that is chipotle chili powder. I never use liquid smoke. Gives me a headache. The chipotle gives it a smoked hint. Replying via email as well.

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