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Vegan Recipe - Bean Cheap-Out

shared by Ellen Jaffe Jones

Vegan Recipe - Bean Cheap-Out

  • Prep Time : 15 minutes
  • Cook Time : 20 minutes (if using cooked beans)
  • Servings : 10
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Thank you to Ellen Jaffe Jones, author of Eat Vegan on $4 a Day, for sharing this recipe with the Yummy Plants community!  Ellen is committed to creating healthy dishes that are super yummy and affordable.  This recipe isn’t from her book; Ellen created it just for us!  Learn more about being vegan on a budget from her blog: The Veg Coach or chat with her directly on her Facebook page.


Note: Try cooking the lentils and beans the night before to make this a super quick meal.


1 medium yellow onion
1 cup cooked lentils
1 cup cooked black beans
1 chopped green pepper
1 - 15 ounce can chopped tomatoes
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Mrs. Dash seasoning of your choice (I like Italian)
Water as needed


1. In a large pot, sauté the onion and green pepper in 2 tablespoons water. As water evaporates, add more until onions are translucent. Add the beans and tomatoes, combining well.

Note: If you are cooking the beans from scratch, follow the package instructions, or instructions from "Eat Vegan on $4 a Day." Then after draining the beans, add the onions, peppers, tomatoes and spices for the last 10 minutes of cooking.

Let us know what you think of this easy vegan recipe: Bean Cheap-Out!

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