If you prefer spicy then add in a finely chopped jalapeno pepper. The chili powder can be increased or decreased to suit taste.Also you can add in some navy beans with the kidney beans. This is a very simple but good bean recipe.
- 3 cups grated cheddar cheese (or to taste)
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh garlic (to taste)
- 1 small green bell pepper, coarsley chopped (optional)
- 3 -4 tablespoons oil
- 3 -4 teaspoons chili powder (to taste)
- 1 (28 ounce) can red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 (28 ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained and coarsley chopped
- salt and pepper
- Set oven to 350 degrees.
- Grease a 2-quart casserole dish.
- Heat a large skillet with oil over medium heat.
- Add in onion, garlic and green bell pepper (if using) saute until the onions are just golden.
- Add in the chili powder, salt and pepper; cook stirring for 1 minute.
- Add in the red kidney beans and drained chopped tomatoes; cook, stirring for 20 minutes, seasoning with more chili powder, salt and pepper to taste.
- Spread half of the mixture into the bottom of the baking dish.
- Sprinkle with about 1-1/2 cups cheese.
- Top with remaining bean mixture.
- Then top with remaining 1-1/2 cups cheddar cheese (or to taste).
- Bake uncovered for about 25 minutes, or until the cheese is browned.
- Serve hot.