Vegetarian Beans and Rice

Recipe by Mmmm Tasty
READY IN: 1hr 30mins




  • In a cast iron or other heavy pot with a cover that can go from stovetop to oven, saute onion, green pepper and cilantro stems on high, stirring constantly, until onion becomes translucent.
  • Add oregano, cumin, chili powder and bay leaves and saute another minute.
  • Add garlic and salt, saute briefly.
  • Add a couple of tablespoons of water to stop garlic from cooking.
  • Immediately add beans and salsa, lime juice and hot sauce, and lower heat to medium, stirring frequently.
  • When mixture begins bubbling, lower heat again, until just simmering. Stir occasionally and simmer for about ½ hour.
  • You may have to add a little water from time to time if mixture begins to dry out.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Chop reserved cilantro leaves.
  • Add ½ of the cilantro leaves, the cooked rice and the sour cream. Stir to mix evenly throughout the beans.
  • Cover and bake for 35 to 45 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and stir in the other ½ of the reserved cilantro leaves.
  • Serve.