REC: Creole Noodles

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Registered: 07-23-2003
REC: Creole Noodles
Wed, 01-12-2005 - 7:52am
Creole Noodles

1 onion, chopped
1 bell pepper, cut into 1-inch strips
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups chopped tomatoes, lightly drained (fresh, canned, or mixed)
2 cups sliced okra (or green beans), cut into 1-inch pieces
4 sprigs parsley
2 teaspoons minced fresh hot pepper (or 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce)
1/2 teaspoon dried basil or a few fresh leaves, chopped
1/2 teaspoon salt (reduce if tomatoes are salted)
3 cups cooked noodles or whole wheat spirals or shells
2 cups cooked kidney or pinto beans, drained


Sauté onion and bell pepper in oil in a 3-quart pot for 5 minutes to soften. Add tomatoes, okra or green beans, parsley, and seasonings. Cover and simmer for 15 minutes until vegetables are just tender. Add pasta and beans and simmer uncovered for several minutes.

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