Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Quick Spicy Black Bean and Mushrooms Pasta

While I am not a vegetarian, I do, once in a while, enjoy a meatless dinner, like this one. This is just wonderful because it's quick (under 30 minutes), packed with protein and delicious! I like to use baby bella mushrooms because they're meatier and have such a nice, distinct flavor.  However, any mushrooms will work just fine.  Enjoy!
Ingredients:
-8 oz fettuccine or small pasta
-1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
-8 oz baby bella mushrooms, diced
-2 garlic cloves, minced
-1 (15 oz) can diced tomatoes with zesty jalapenos (do NOT drain)
-1 (15 oz) can black beans, rinsed well and drained
-1 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
-1 tsp dried oregano leaves
-1 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp pepper
-2 cups packed baby spinach
Directions:
Cook pasta according to package directions.
Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet.  Add the mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.  Add the garlic and cook for 30 more seconds.  Stir in the tomatoes with the juice, rinsed beans, rosemary, oregano, salt and pepper.  Mix well and cook for a couple of minutes.  Stir in the spinach and cook for 3-4 minutes.
To serve, spoon some pasta onto a plate and top with some of the veggie mixture.  Enjoy!

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