This is a fast, easy and yummy vegetarian dinner, or you can add chicken or sausage if you miss the meat!

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • In a saucepan bring the water to a boil. Add rice and stir. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 40 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, pour beans into a 2 quart casserole. Sprinkle with jalapenos, cumin, chili powder and black pepper.

  • Bake in preheated oven for 30 minutes. Sprinkle with cheese, green onions and olives. Bake for 5 to 10 minutes more.

  • Serve beans over cooked rice.

Nutrition Facts

96.1 calories; 3.7 g protein; 11.2 g carbohydrates; 9.9 mg cholesterol; 114.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2007
I am a huge fan of EASY fast and nutritious meals -- and this is one of them! The only changes I made were to use bottled peppers like someone else mentioned in the reviews; eliminated the olives (just because I don't like them); and used Thai long grain rice (since I have a gigantic bag of the stuff). I don't like super hot meals but this dish was a flavourful heat. I found myself adding a bit more jalapenos each time! Don't make the mistake I did at first though -- I drained the black beans. It was still good but it is oh so delicious on rice with more sauce! I make a pile of this stuff and dole it out as a snack sidedish or main meal with salad. I also did what someone else suggested: sautee some onions and garlic and add it to the beans -- YUM!! Thanks for a quick recipe with minimum dishes to clean up afterwards! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2003
This was easy but I have to agree I did not think it was spicy at all. It would be good to serve with some type of spicy meat. Read More
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208 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 97
  • 4 star values: 82
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 10
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2007
I am a huge fan of EASY fast and nutritious meals -- and this is one of them! The only changes I made were to use bottled peppers like someone else mentioned in the reviews; eliminated the olives (just because I don't like them); and used Thai long grain rice (since I have a gigantic bag of the stuff). I don't like super hot meals but this dish was a flavourful heat. I found myself adding a bit more jalapenos each time! Don't make the mistake I did at first though -- I drained the black beans. It was still good but it is oh so delicious on rice with more sauce! I make a pile of this stuff and dole it out as a snack sidedish or main meal with salad. I also did what someone else suggested: sautee some onions and garlic and add it to the beans -- YUM!! Thanks for a quick recipe with minimum dishes to clean up afterwards! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/11/2003
After reading the reviews I drained most of the liquid from the beans. The whole family enjoyed this and my son thought it was excellent. He rarely likes anything I cook. I did add a cubed cooked chicken breast to make my hubby happy. Next time will add some more chicken and my son asked to add more black olives next time too. Thank you Amy for a great recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
I drained the juice from the beans as suggested by other reviews-big mistake! The beans were too dry. The flavor was great! I loved them but I would say LEAVE THE JUICE!! This is definetely one of my favorite side dishes nad I will make many more times! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/27/2003
This was easy but I have to agree I did not think it was spicy at all. It would be good to serve with some type of spicy meat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/21/2007
This is a great recipe. I did make some additions that I think just added to it. I sauteed some chopped onion and garlic and added to the beans along with the other ingredients. Also added cheese green onion olives cilantro shredded lettuce and sour cream on top but did not put it back in the oven just left it "fresh". Serve with some tortilla chips to scoop...Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2007
I made this with regular white rice and yellow onions as that's what I had on hand. I also threw in some sliced pre-cooked garlic and jalepeno chicken sausage to make it more of a meal. I don't like the texture of undrained unrinsed black beans but the mixture was rather dry so I added in half a can of diced tomatoes with as much juice as I could squeeze out. Turned out pretty good. Thanks Amy! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
08/27/2003
I should have gone with my instincts. I thought it was strange to leave the beans UNDRAINED but I followed the recipe anyway. It was terrible. It was incredibly watery. We tried straining it through a slatted spoon as we served it but though this removed the excess liquid it also strained away most of the spices making it flavorless. We ate a few bites and chucked the rest. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2004
Gosh I'm glad (most) everyone liked my dish!! Just wanted to add that lately I've been adding about a 1/2 cup of salsa to the beans before baking them---yummy! Bake it a little longer so its not too watery. Also I've tried using chili beans (in the sauce); that works too. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/27/2003
This dish is great if you like spicy. It goes great with chiken and steak as well. Or you can have it alone wth a nice salad. (Goes great with Greek salad). I like to add a bit of garlic to mine Read More
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