I've been modifying this recipe over the years and this current rendition has become a real crowd-pleaser. It's quick, easy and a nice change of pace from regular spaghetti.

Lisa
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large skillet heat cook the onion in the olive oil until tender. Add the spaghetti sauce, black beans, kidney beans, corn, and mix well. Stir in the cumin, red pepper sauce, salt, and ground black pepper. Simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.

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  • Meanwhile, in a large pot with boiling salted water cook spaghetti until al dente. Drain.

  • Toss pasta with spaghetti sauce. Serve with freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Facts

392.5 calories; 15.4 g protein; 70.3 g carbohydrates; 2.2 mg cholesterol; 534.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (14)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2007
Thank you! My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. It does make a lot though so I put the leftovers in hot sterilized jars and put them in the oven at 275 for 20 minutes with lose fitting lids. once out of the oven you can tighten the lids (carefully). Once the lid seals you've got extra canned sauce for future use. It works really well and you'll get to enjoy this yummy sauce again and again without the added effort of making it. =) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2005
While I love the flavor of beans and corn and the cumin was a great touch this recipe was not a hit in our house. My husband (ever the eater) did not finish his plate at dinner that night or for leftovers at lunch the next day. My sister also said she would eat it but would not make it request it or really even be happy about it being cooked. My opinion the balance between pasta and veggies is good. This way you can each more than you should without feeling too bad since it is about half veggies. But there is something that is just not right about the flavor. Oh yeah it is really filling...which is good. Good to try once....but not to repeat. Read More
(16)
22 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2007
Thank you! My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. It does make a lot though so I put the leftovers in hot sterilized jars and put them in the oven at 275 for 20 minutes with lose fitting lids. once out of the oven you can tighten the lids (carefully). Once the lid seals you've got extra canned sauce for future use. It works really well and you'll get to enjoy this yummy sauce again and again without the added effort of making it. =) Read More
(12)
Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2005
While I love the flavor of beans and corn and the cumin was a great touch this recipe was not a hit in our house. My husband (ever the eater) did not finish his plate at dinner that night or for leftovers at lunch the next day. My sister also said she would eat it but would not make it request it or really even be happy about it being cooked. My opinion the balance between pasta and veggies is good. This way you can each more than you should without feeling too bad since it is about half veggies. But there is something that is just not right about the flavor. Oh yeah it is really filling...which is good. Good to try once....but not to repeat. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
09/09/2007
Thank you! My husband and I really enjoyed this recipe. It does make a lot though so I put the leftovers in hot sterilized jars and put them in the oven at 275 for 20 minutes with lose fitting lids. once out of the oven you can tighten the lids (carefully). Once the lid seals you've got extra canned sauce for future use. It works really well and you'll get to enjoy this yummy sauce again and again without the added effort of making it. =) Read More
(12)
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Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2008
Great change from regular spagetti. My five year old loved it. We topped it with shredded cheddar and mozzarella cheeses. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2010
This went over pretty good. I personally liked it and would make it again however I would add some type of meat. This is what everyone missed:o) Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2004
Really yummy and super easy! Love the flavor of cumin and hot sauce together they do add a special "kick" to spaghetti sauce! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2008
I didn't use hot sauce. It was delicious! I will definitely make this again. It is worth it because it takes plain old spagetti and sauce and it makes a full meal out of it. Otherwise I would need to add another dish or something to help fill me up. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/02/2005
simple easy way to spice up plain ole sauce. Turned out pretty tasty! Read More
(3)
Rating: 1 stars
02/22/2011
this tasted unappealing to both me and my husband I got my daughter to try one bite (the rules in the house) but she wouldn't eat anymore. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2018
This was a delicious dinner for someone who was scrounging in the pantry with barely any dinner ideas and no meat thawed. Parmesan didn't seem to go so I used some scraps I had of a Mexican blend as well some Monterey Jack one I stirred in and the other I sprinkled on top and let it get all melty. Instead of hot sauce I used fresh hot peppers (Serrano I think) which ended up being delicious but very spicy. I also thought pinto beans might go better than the kidney so I swapped those out. My whole family liked it. Read More