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Vegetarian Black Bean Chili
Mix in a Jar



  • 3 cups black beans, sorted
  • 3 tablespoons dehydrated onion
  • 3 tablespoons granulated garlic
  • 1 teaspoon crushed oregano
  • 2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (do not omit)
  • 1 1/2 cups white rice


  1. Put black beans into the bottom of a jar.
  2. Combine spices in a zip-type bag.
  3. Put rice in a zip-type bag.
  4. Attach the following recipe on a gift tag.

Vegetarian Black Bean Chili

This is very healthy. It has almost no fat, and is mainly from the bottom of the food pyramid.

Wash beans. Put in pot with contents of seasoning bag. Add 1 tablespoon olive oil and cover beans with 2 inches of water. Bring to a boil and simmer until very well done (about 2 hours). Beans should be very soft. Add water as needed to keep beans from sticking. There should be some liquid left on beans when done.

To cook rice, put 3 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt into a pot and when it boils, add rice. Lower heat, cover and steam for 20 minutes.

Serve about 1/2 cup rice in bowl, and ladle beans over the top. Sprinkle with minced cilantro, finely chopped green onion, and a squeeze of lime juice.


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