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Black Beans and Barley Recipe

June 21st, 2013 by alice  Tags: , , | Print This Post Print This Post

Black Beans and Barley Recipe

INGREDIENTS

  1. 2teaspoonscanola oil
  2. 1mediumonion, chopped
  3. 1/2red bell pepper, chopped
  4. 2clovesgarlic, minced
  5. 1/4teaspoonground cumin
  6. 1 1/2cupsreduced-sodium chicken brothor vegetable broth
  7. 3/4cupquick-cooking barley
  8. 1/2teaspoondried oregano or3 teaspoonsfresh oregano, to taste
  9. 15 1/2-19ouncescanned black beans, rinsed,drained
  10. 1/2cup choppedfresh tomatoes
  11. salt and pepper
  12. 2tablespoons choppedfresh cilantroor basil (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion, bell pepper and garlic; cook, stirring frequently, until onion is barely tender, about 5 minutes.
  3. Add cumin and cook for 30 seconds more.
  4. Add broth, barley and oregano, increase heat and bring to a boil.
  5. Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer until the barley is tender and most of the liquid has been absorbed, about 10 minutes.
  6. Gently stir in beans and tomatoes and heat through.
  7. season with salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Sprinkle with cilantro or basil (if using) just before serving.

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