Spicy Black Beans & Bulgur Wheat

Easy Spicy Black Beans & Bulgur Wheat - a nice side dish and change from just rice.

- 30 oz. (2 cans) Black Beans, drained and rinsed

- 16 oz. Salsa, all natural brands have more depth of flavor and are great to use as an ingredient in many dishes

- 12 oz. to 16 oz. Water, depending on thickness of the salsa used (see Tip below)

- 8 oz. dry Bulgur Wheat

Combine all ingredients.  

Bring to a boil, stirring occasionally.  

Reduce heat, cover and simmer 20-30 minutes or until liquid is absorbed.  
Stir every 10 minutes to make sure it's not sticking/burning to the bottom of the pot.  

The package of bulgur wheat I used says it cooks in about 10 minutes but the thickness of the salsa and added beans makes it take longer to cook and absorb the liquid.

Tip:  the brand of bulgur wheat I used says 1 cup wheat to 3 cups water.  So try to figure how much liquid is in your salsa and adjust the water accordingly.  The all natural brand of salsa I use is more liquidy than some homemade varieties.

If you don't have any dietary issues adding a little shredded cheese on top is ... well, everything is better with cheese!



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    6 years ago on Introduction

    I feel like this could be simple and filling. I'll definitely be trying it out next week as I have a box of bulgur wheat to finish off.