Sunday, July 31, 2011

Beautiful Bean Casserole

I love a good casserole. Most of them, however, tend to be laden with fat, something I think most people with a health conscious are trying to avoid. This one, however, is so revoltingly healthy that I am amazed that it is so delicious! It is one of my favourite meals. Of course, it might just be because it gives me an excuse to pair it with naan bread! :) The other great thing about it is that it is so easy, only takes a few minutes to throw everything into a saucepan and let it simmer while you do something more fun.
2 cans of mixed beans, rinsed and drained
1 can of stewed tomatoes (or use fresh ones cut up into large pieces)
2 ripe pears, diced (use only one if two makes it too sweet)
2 small chopped onions
1 cup of water
1-2 tsp curry powder
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp dried basil
Really....all you have to do is put all these ingredients into a large pot, stir them together, and cook on high until the whole thing comes to a boil. Then let it simmer for 20 minutes and you're done.
One small footnote though...although it is wonderful freshly cooked, this is one of those recipes that actually tastes more flavourful the next day, after being in the fridge all night and reheated...great for lunch!