Pinto Bean Jambalaya
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- Ready In:
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 cup onion
- 1⁄2 cup celery
- 1⁄2 cup green pepper
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 cup salsa
- 1 cup tomato sauce
- 1 cup bulgur
- 1⁄2 teaspoon thyme
- 1⁄4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1⁄2 cup vegetable broth
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can pinto beans
- 1 (11 ounce) can corn
- Warm oil over medium-high heat. Add onions, celery, green peppers, and garlic. Cook 4-5 minutes.
- Stir in salsa, tomato sauce, bulgur, thyme, cayenne, and 1/4 c veggie broth. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, 10 minutes.
- Stir in beans, corn, and remaining stock. Cover and simmer 10 more minutes, until bulgur is cooked.
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I wanted to make a quick Jambalaya, but looked and all I had was pintos and googled this. Happily we had everything but the corn. It was really good. I added some shredded kale. Made rice quickly in instant pot and have leftovers, but will try with bulgur. Great quick meal. I added two defrosted vegan sausages and my husband added two pork sausages. We liked it without the "meat" too!
This was excellent! And very easy to throw together. I did find that I needed a tad bit more cooking liquid, perhaps because my salsa was a bit chunky. I ended up adding some of the liquid from the canned corn, which worked out nice with the heat of the salsa and spices. Instead of cayenne, I used 1/2 tsp of ground chipoltle powder. I LOVE spicy food, but when I cook for others, I have to watch sometimes how heavy handed I am with the 'heat". Plus my salsa was "hot" so I didn't want to make it too fiery!
Having never had jambalaya I found this recipe quick, easy and fun to make. Changes I made - I doubled the recipe and used a red bell pepper and powdered garlic. I had to get Bulgar wheat from the health food store. This is very filling and tasty! I am not used to spicy foods - so next time I will likely use a mild salsa instead. This time I used a medium salsa. Either way - I will make this again! YUM!
Fantastic!! This was so super quick & easy! DH really loved this and I think next time I might add some okra to get even more veggies in there. This was very filling yet low in fat & calories plus it looks & tastes like it took forever to make. Thanks for a keeper SmellyVegetarian!! Made for Veg*n Swap 26!!
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Agreed, very good and quite filling. My only problem with this recipe would be it's sometimes hard for me to find bulgur in the grocery store. This time I found a "whole grain" mix of bulgur and toasted orzo pasta. Cooked bulgur has a dense and meaty texture which made this recipe filling. The recipe did not state whether to drain the canned beans and corn, but I did (and used a 10 ounze package of frozen corn instead of canned), so I added another 1/2 cup of vegetable broth. Also, for my BF's sake I added a mild salsa (tequila and lime flavored) and added extra hot sauce to my portion:D Thanks!
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