Pasta: Latin Style Pasta and Beans

posted by Schmitty 04-19-101 3:03 PM

Latin Style Pasta and Beans

8 ounces uncooked mostaccioli penne or bow tie pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion chopped
1 yellow or red bell pepper diced
4 cloves garlic minced
1 (15 ounce) can red or black beans, rinsed and drained
3/4 cup canned vegetable broth
3/4 cup medium hot salsa or picante sauce
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/3 cup coarsely chopped cilantro
lime wedges

Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt. Drain; set aside.

Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add onion; cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add bell pepper and garlic; cook 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add beans, vegetable broth, salsa and cumin; simmer, uncovered, 5 minutes.

Add pasta to skillet; cook 1 minute, tossing frequently. Stir in cilantro; spoon onto 4 plates. Serve with lime wedges.

Makes 4 servings. Dietary Exchanges: 4 starch/bread; 1 lean meat; 1 vegetable; 1/2 fat.

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