Tonight's meal is another regular in our household that we lovingly call bean pizza. It's a Rachael Ray 30 minute meal that I actually like. I burned out on watching her a long time ago, but this recipe is a keeper. You start out by cooking half a chopped green pepper with some minced garlic in a little EVOO (haha I had to do it...it won't happen again) and then you add a can of black beans and a few shakes of cumin and chili powder and a little pinch of salt. This is what the bean mixture looks like:
Then you take a loaf of french bread from the grocery store bakery (delicious and cheap) and cut it in half (save one half for tomorrow) and then in half again lengthwise and then hollow it out. Spoon the bean mixture in and top with salsa and cheese (and whatever else you like on nachos.) It really is good and cheap.
I'm normally a messy eater, but tonight was worse than usual. One of the halves of bread had a huge bump on it so it wouldn't lay flat on the cookie sheet. So I cut the bump off but it ended up making a hole. I tried to plug the hole up with some of the extra bread but the bean mixture ended up coming out of the bottom anyway. I did my best, but ended up having to eat the bean mixture with a fork. Oh well, it still tasted great.