Bean Casserole Side Dish

This is a great bean dinner and works amazingly well as a side dish for Barbecue meals.  Fairly easy to prepare and a great option to baked beans!
The recipe uses canned beans but if you enjoy cooking and have the time, use fresh dried beans and start from scratch.  The 2-can recipe will serve about 10-15 side servings or 5-8 main meals.

2-3 cans (15 oz) black beans
2-3 cans (15 oz) other beans (Navy, Pinto, Canelini, Kidney, etc.  (But white beans look best)

2-3 cans (15 oz) tomatoes - diced
2 fresh tomatoes, diced
2 onions, diced
1 green pepper, diced
Some basil, tarragon, ginger, as desired
A little bit of cayenne or red chili pepper (be sure to add this, it's important)
3 large cloves garlic, diced
Sea Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste

Drain the beans and the canned tomatoes (save some liquid for the pot).  Put everything in a pot and cook on low for at least 30 minutes.

If serving as a main meal:  Serve over rice, add french bread and a glass of wine for a healthy survival kit.  This is fat free.

Buen Provecho!

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