My co-worker's husband makes this 3 bean casserole every month or so, and it is a favorite "Can I have a taste??" foods for my boss to nab. She sent me a link for the recipe; it comes from an old cookbook her husband has, but she found it on the TLC website as well: Hot 3 Bean Casserole.
It is very good served as a side dish with something like meatloaf, or even as the main protein for your meal.
Hot 3 Bean Casserole
|2||tablespoons olive oil|
|1||cup coarsely chopped onions|
|1||cup chopped celery|
|2||cloves garlic, minced|
|1||can (about 15 ounces) chickpeas, rinsed and drained|
|1||can (about 15 ounces) kidney beans, rinsed and drained|
|1||cup coarsely chopped tomato|
|1||can (8 ounces) tomato sauce|
|1||to 2 jalapeño peppers, minced|
|1||tablespoon chili powder|
|1‑1/2||teaspoons ground cumin|
|1||teaspoon dried oregano|
|1/4||teaspoon black pepper|
|2‑1/2||cups (10 ounces) frozen cut green beans|
The night before you wish to make this, heat the olive oil in a skillet and saute the onion, celery and garlic until tender. Put in the fridge for use the next morning.
Add all remaining ingredients in the crock pot with the onions/celery/garlic from the night before and cook on low for 6-8 hours.