Sorry, folks! I can promise you that despite my lapse in posts, I have been keeping track of my creations. I am laying in bed, right now, and you guys are on my mind. So here is a recipe that has actually become a wicked stand by for a meal or a side dish, so much so that dad made me make another batch the same week!
It is quite simply, yet hearty. Its a bit sweet, but you can add some heat (of course, I did).
Beans and Greens
Make 7 (1/2 cup) servings
- 4 cups chopped collard greens, ribs removed
- ¾ cup chopped onion
- ½ Tbsp minced garlic
- ¼ cup water
- 1/8 tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- Red pepper flakes (optional)
- 2 ½ cup chopped button mushrooms
- ½ cup honey BBQ sauce (40 cal per 2 Tbsp)
- 2 Tbsp tomato paste
- ¼ cup water
- 15oz black beans, or any beans, drained and rinsed
Wisk together the tomato paste, BBQ sauce, and water. Set aside.
Combine greens, onions, garlic, water, salt and pepper (and optional red pepper flakes) in skillet, covered, over medium heat, for 10 minutes until greens wilt.
Add mushrooms, beans, and sauce to wilted greens. Recover the skillet and lower heat to low for about 5 minutes to warm the beans and sweat the mushrooms.
Grub as is or add sausage, hot dogs, chicken, etc.
Per ½ cup:
Calories: 90, Fat: 0.4g, Sat. Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 246mg, Carbs: 18g, Fiber: 3.7g, Sugars: 6.5g, Protein: 4.4g
Where have you been, Sammy?
Well, I started an accelerated online program to get my next nursing degree. I am still working full time, I moved out of my moms (I really needed to, it became too toxic), a visited South Korea… Oh! and while I was there, this happened!
Time to add wedding planning to the To-Do List!