Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Creamy Black Beans and Tomatoes from the Pantry

5 WWPP Posted by 4 years ago 7 Comments

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

See other recipes using: black beans, cream of chicken soup, cumin, diced tomatoes, spinach

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    February 23, 2012

    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! Reply

    Sheri J

    February 23, 2012

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


    February 23, 2012

    Thanks Bridget! I'm glad you tried and liked it! Reply


    February 23, 2012

    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. Reply


    February 27, 2012

    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 Reply


    February 29, 2012

    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? Reply


    February 29, 2012

    oh, yes, I always rinse. Not sure why I didn't add that! Glad you liked it. -Roni Reply