Friday, January 27, 2012

Black bean casserole - 3 points

I love black beans. They're tasty, and 0 points. Who could complain about that. So I'm sure that over time, you'll notice that I use black beans a lot. Here's a great and super fast casserole you can pull together quickly for a fast and healthy dinner. You can pair with rice or serve larger servings, up to you. It's great on tortillas too. You could also top with light sour cream, fresh cilantro, avocado, etc... Just make sure you configure points for these extras.

4 servings 3 points per serving

1 can black beans - 0 points
1 tsp garlic - 0 points
1 tsp garlic - 0 points
1 tsp red pepper flakes - 0 points
2-3 grinds of pepper - 0 points
1 tsp lime juice - 0 points
1.5 cups water - 0 points
1 can diced tomatoes with lime and cilantro (drained) - 1 point
2 chicken tenderloins - 4 points
2 tbsp sliced olives - 1 point
6 fresh mushrooms (sliced) - 0 points
3 slices cheese - 6 points

Heat oven to 350.
Bring water to boil. Add chicken, 1 tsp garlic, red pepper flakes, pepper, and lime juice. While this is cooking (about 15 minutes until it's cooked through) put beans in small casserole dish. Mash with fork and stir to mix so you have an almost refried bean texture. Combine olives and mushrooms in a bowl with garlic and mix well. layer atop beans.
When chicken is done, cube it and place it atop the casserole, then cover with tomatoes and top with cheese.
Cook for 20-25 minutes.

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