Main Dishes

Mom's 20-Minute Red Beans and Rice

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A healthy and satisfying dinner can be on the table in just 20 minutes! My Mom’s recipe for Red Beans and Rice is a childhood favorite that has stood the test of time. Whether you prepare a vegetarian version or whip up the original with beef, it’s a simple meal that the whole family will love!

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1 lb. lean ground beef (or can substitute with ground turkey or chicken) -- *SEE NOTE for a vegetarian option!
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 onion, chopped
1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
2 tablespoons cumin
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 (4.5 ounce) can chopped green chilies
1 (15 ounce) can pink beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
For serving: cooked rice; shredded cheddar cheese; sliced green onions; sour cream; hot sauce
In a large skillet, brown meat with onion and garlic. Drain. Add remaining ingredients. Simmer for 5-10 minutes. Serve with rice. Top with cheese, sour cream, green onions, and/or hot sauce.
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Nutritions

Calories
750

Sodium
580mg
24% DV

Fat
23g
35% DV

Protein
49g
99% DV

Carbs
81g
27% DV

Fiber
18g
73% DV
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