Mardi Gras Beans

Prep: 20 minutes Cook: 30 minutes

Serves:8

These have been a favorite on the lunch buffet during the Maximum Weight Loss Program.

Ingredients

  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 carrots, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 2-3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 pound mushrooms, sliced
  • 2-15 ounce cans kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2-14.5 ounce cans chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • 1 tsp dried marjoram
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 cup fresh Swiss chard

Directions

Place the onions, celery, carrots, bell pepper and garlic in a large pot with the vegetable broth. Cook, stirring frequently, for 5 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook another 5 minutes. Add the beans, tomatoes, herbs and pepper flakes. Cook an additional 15 minutes, then add the mustard, brown sugar and chard. Cook for 5 more minutes. Serve hot over brown rice.