Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Keep Your Heart Healthy - Eat More Beans...or Maybe at Least Some Mexican Caviar?

I think we should be eating healthier at our house. Due to some stress on the homefront, I will have to make a point of serving some more heart-healthy meals. It's been far too convenient to toss a pizza or frozen chimichangas in the oven...and of course the latter will need to be smothered in melted cheese and served with a side of sour cream! Not exactly good for you, but it's quick and everyone likes them. My hubby survived the motorcycle accident, I would hate for him to have a heart attack due to the stress of dealing with the insurance company. So it is up to me to make sure he eats healthy!

Here's a great recipe that makes it easy to eat beans - even if you hate them!

Mexican Caviar

In a bowl, combine the following:

(rinse & drain the first three items)
1 can black-eyed peas
1 can black beans
2 cups shoepeg corn
1 can jalapeno peppers
1 jar pimento
a bunch of green onion (white & some green)

Bring the following to a boil, then pour over bean mixture:

¾ cup red wine vinegar
1 cup sugar
¼ cup oil
1 Tbsp water

Serve with tortilla chips just as you would salsa. This is a great one to bring to a get-together or a potluck.

Thanks to my friend Patty, she made this for our church choir’s Christmas party & everyone loved it!

1 comment:

  1. Beans are so overlooked!!!
    They provide so many health benifits ....
    Good job!


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