I was looking for a one dish meal that uses up my open can of beans, and this was a great base for what I had! I used onion, carrot, celery and garlic, added some chopped bell peppers and fresh parsley I needed to use up, can of crushed tomatoes, bulgur (cracked wheat) instead of rice, water instead of stock, canned baked beans, salt, thyme. The result was tasty and very satisfying. And healthy too! Thank you so much for posting!