Tuesday, July 29, 2008

mixed bean and portobello ragout

I know, gag right? But really? It's pretty good. Not like I would want it every night (especially not right now), but if you've eaten yucky fast food for three weeks this is a good meal to cleanse and make you feel all earthy and healthy again. Seriously, pretty good for being so darn good for you.

1- 10 oz package frozen baby lima beans
1 C fresh green beans cut into 1-inch pieces (let's be honest, frozen or canned work too, just doesn't taste as good)
1 1/2 C sliced and halved fresh portobello mushrooms or button mushrooms (we used canned one time, obviously it works but definitely not as good)
1 Tbs olive oil
1 Tbs Cold water
2 tsp Corn starch
1 14oz can cajun or italian style stewed tomatoes, undrained (never have these so I usually use 1 can diced tomatoes and add several dashes of cajun seasoning, which you should get if you don't already have, it's yum)
1 Can garbanzo beans rinsed and drained

Cook lima beans and green beans in lightly salted water according to lima bean package directions; drain

Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook mushrooms in hot oil over medium heat for five minutes, stirring occasionally. Combine water and cornstarch (try not to get distracted playing with this magical mixture); stir into mushrooms. Stir in undrained tomatoes and garbanzo beans. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly. Cook and stir two minutes more. Stir in cooked lima and green beans. Cook through.

Go eat ice cream, you deserve it with how healthy this meal was!

I served with cornbread!

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