Shells with Black Bean Sauce
This lively, Latin-style dish is simple to make in the microwave
and loved by all!
3 cups dry small shell pasta
2 cups water
15 ounce can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 14 ounce cans peeled, diced tomatoes with Italian herbs and
garlic, with juice
1/2 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. cumin
4 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
Combine all ingredients into a shallow microwaveable container.
Cover and microwave on high for 15-18 minutes or until shell pasta
is tender. Stir well and serve each portion with 1 tablespoon of
grated Parmesan cheese sprinkled over the top. Serving suggestion:
green tossed salad with oranges, tomatoes and balsamic vinegar.
Serves 4. Each serving: 460 calories, 3.5 g fat, 1.5 g saturated fat,
5 mg cholesterol, 160 mg sodium, 87 g carbohydrate, 8 g fiber, 20 g
protein. Diabetic exchange: 5 bread, 1/2 meat.
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