Sweet and Spicy Kidney Beans

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“I came up with this on a night when I had nothing in the kitchen. I was trying to follow a low fat vegetarian diet at the time, and this actually was very satisfying. I couldn't call them barbecue beans, because...well, because they're not! It's very easy, quick and nutritious, almost like chili, but not quite. All measurements given are estimations.”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Spray non stick skillet with olive oil to lightly coat (if using something that is not non stick, you may have to use more oil.) When hot, add onions.
  2. After those just start to wilt, add garlic and dry spices.
  3. Continue until aromatic and golden.
  4. Add tomatoes and cook until they soften and release liquid.
  5. Reduce heat and add remaining ingredients.
  6. Simmer until slightly thickened.
  7. If mixture gets too thick, add water.
  8. Serve as a side dish or with noodles or rice.
  9. I had them as a main course with no-yolk egg noodles and it was surprisingly good.

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