Creamy Black Beans and Tomatoes from the Pantry

What’s the saying?

“A face only a mother could love?”

Well, this may be a dish only “the cook” can love.

I whipped this up on a whim a couple of days ago. I really didn’t know where I was going with it. I just wanted a big bowl of warm goodness and that’s what I got.

Creamy Black Beans and Tomatoes from the Pantry

It may not be your thing but hopefully it will give you a few ideas. Here’s what I did…

  • 10 oz Can of Tomatoes with Green Chilis
  • 10 oz Healthy Request Cream of Chicken (go with mushroom for a vegetarian dish)
  • 15 oz Can of Black Beans Rinsed and Drained
  • 1 tsp Dried Cumin
  • 3 oz Frozen Spinach
  • Shredded cheese and dried cilantro for garnish

Put everything in a pot, bring to a boil and then simmer until ready to eat.

That’s it!

I ate it three ways.

1. On top of a bed of spinach.

Creamy Black Beans and Tomatoes from the Pantry over spinach

It was good but a little spinach overload.

2. Over spaghetti squash

Creamy Black Beans and Tomatoes from the Pantry - over spaghetti squash


3. In a wrap.

Creamy Black Beans and Tomatoes from the Pantry - wrap


Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
3 1 cup of the bean mixture
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
190 3g 9g old: 3 new: 5
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
1g 1g 32g 11g
Posted in: 3 WWP, 5 WWPP, Chili-like ideas, Dinner Ideas, Lunch Ideas, Soup/Stew Ideas, Vegetarian Ideas
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7 Comments and 0 Replies

  1. Bridget

    That was SO yummy! I just made a pot, and ate some with a pita. It reminded me of an indian saag dish. Next time I make it, I may add a little garam marsala and serve it with Naan or basmati rice. I think my husband would eat it! Thanks for the quick dish! LOVE IT!

  2. Sheri J

    Hey Roni, this looks great! I have a question though. Did you use anything to thin out the condensed soup? Thanks for sharing!

  3. roni

    Sheri – I didn’t. I was thinking of adding water to make it more of a soup but decided to keep it thick and use it more like a chili or stew. The soup thins a little with the juice from the tomatoes and then it thickens back up when you simmer. It’s perfect thickness for stuffing a burrito or topping rice.

  4. Jamie

    I was scrounging trying to find something to make for dinner tonight so I took the basis of this and added zuchini. I mixed it with whole grain Penne pasta. Yummy

  5. Megan

    My first thought when I saw this was that it would be good with brown rice. I made it for supper tonight and as I was getting the rice out of the cupboard, I decided to used a package of Isreali couscous I had to use up. It was delicious. A quick easy supper and so versatile. It can be served with so many things. I will definitely make this again. One question–it says drain the black beans, but did you also rinse them?

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