A speedy, not-so-bad-for-you side dish to accompany starches or vegetables:
Take a can of kidney or red beans—any beans with a deep earthy flavor. Drain them and rinse them very thoroughly. Meanwhile, heat up a little oil or broth in a pan. Add the beans plus several shakes of your favorite spices. Old Bay Seasoning, originally conceived for red meat, works quite well here, as do tomato sauce/ pizza spices like oregano, basil, thyme, and black pepper. Don't add salt because canned beans come already heavily salted. Cook, stirring, until warm and serve immediately.
Keeps well and improves in flavor each day.
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