Tonight was another quick dinner, as we've run out of both dried black and pinto beans. This means that I resorted to using canned beans from my basement stash. It's nice to have a standard weekly dinner rotation schedule to adhere to - Wednesday is Mexican day. So even though I didn't have enough of the usual dried beans on hand, I was able to come up with another version of beans and give it spicy flavor and accents, without stressing about what to serve for dinner. I have a general theme for each night of the week - one less decision to make when I get home from work!
2 cans black beans
1/2 cup salsa
3 oz of sausage, I had Italian chicken sausage on hand from a recent Costco trip
extra salsa and hot sauce for serving
Heat rinsed and drained black beans along with salsa and minced sausage. Serve on top of salad or in a tortilla with cheese. This combination of 2 cans of beans, salsa, and a bit of sausage made enough for my salad plus 6 burritos, plenty for 5 people. There was also salad and chips.
This dinner came together in a heartbeat. I'm on the Weight Watcher's program so I don't eat flour tortillas AND tortilla chips in one sitting any more. Tonight, I made a "taco salad" with the main ingredients. And it was delicious.
Weight Watchers Points Plus: 2 points for 6 tortilla chips, 2 points for 1/2 cup black beans, and 1 point for chicken Italian sausage. For a total of 5 points. And it was yummy.