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Black Bean Pasta Recipe

"Here is one of my favorite light recipes," says Stephanie Land of Sudbury, Ontario. With zip from cumin and red pepper flakes, the spicy Southwestern dish is a hearty meal-in-one.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces uncooked spiral pasta
  • 1 cup finely chopped green pepper
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups tomato sauce
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions; drain. Meanwhile, in a large saucepan coated with cooking spray, combine the green pepper, onion, garlic, oregano, cumin and red pepper flakes. Cook over medium heat for 5 minutes or until tender. Add tomato sauce and black beans; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5 minutes or until heated through. Stir in pasta. Sprinkle with cheese. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 252 calories, 2 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 5 mg cholesterol, 567 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 13 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable.