This dish can be used as chili or a side dish (great on taco night!).
Black Bean Chili
Heat EVOO or grape seed oil in a heavy large pot. Add 1 yellow onion--chopped, 1 large red bell pepper--chopped. Cook till softened. Add squirts of garlic paste. Mix in 2 T chili powder and a couple dashes cumin. Stir two minutes. Mix in 3 cans organic black beans (drained but not rinsed), a can of diced fire roasted tomatoes and a squirt of tomato paste. Bring to a boil, then reduce to simmer. Simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Serve with a dollop of sour cream and grated cheddar cheese.
Bring to a boil about 3 quarts of water. Add about 10 oz. noodles, cook till soft (about 10 minutes). Drain and return to pan. Add in 1 family-size water packed tuna, 3/4 cup frozen peas, 1 can cream of chicken soup mixed with 1/2 can milk, 4 oz. cream cheese, softened and cubed. Pour into a sprayed oven dish. Top with either crushed potato chips or crushed tortilla chips mixed with grated cheese. Bake at 350 degrees till bubbly, about 30 or 40 minutes.