|We offer these recipes
as a help in adding to our prayer and experience of solidarity with the
poor during Lent. Of course, they can be used at any time during
This simple meal can be an excellent source of protein. It can be made in a variety of ways. It can be made mild, medium or very spicy. It can have several kinds of beans or with a combination of them. It can be very thick or more like a soup. It can be served alone, with crackers, with a heavy multi-grain bread, or over a baked potato. Fresh or canned corn may be added. It can be served with a variety of shredded cheeses, with chopped onions or with a dollop of sour cream.
When adding all the ingredients, it is easy to pray for people around the world who cook with these spices and for whom beans are a main source of protein.
Ingredients: (choose your quantities to suit your pot size and your personal preferences)
1 medium – 1 large onion, chopped
In your favorite heavy bottom pot, pour in olive oil and the peppers, onions and celery.
(Try making it some evening or even early some morning and then putting it in the refrigerator for a day or two. It is even better and warms up easily for a quick meal.)