You can toss this meal together in a few minutes using ingredients probably already have on hand. It’s great for vegetarians too. Just season to taste and serve. My kids love it!
2 Tablespoons canola oil
1 large onion (chopped)
1 can black beans
1 can red kidney beans
2 cups cooked pasta any kind you like (we used whole wheat)
1/2 cup corn
3 teaspoons chili powder
1 can diced tomatoes with juice
salt and pepper to taste
1 small can tomato sauce
Cook noodles according to package directions. Sauté chopped onion in Canola oil until translucent. Drain both cans of beans and add to the onions. Add diced tomatoes, corn, chili powder, and salt and pepper to taste. Simmer over medium heat until hot. Add in tomato sauce during the simmering process to prevent sticking. When the mixture is heated through, add noodle and stir to combine. Continue cooking for 2 minutes just to be sure noodles are warm. Serve hot.
Variation: To make this dish more spicy, try adding more chili powder or a chopped jalapeño pepper or even cayenne pepper.
~ Ruth Anne Mak (with help from her girls, Annie & Amanda)