ingredients: 3 cloves garlic, 1 onion, 1T chili powder, 1 can black beans, 1 can black-eyed peas, 2 cans dark kidney beans, 2 cans diced tomatoes with green chiles.
in a food processor, puree garlic, 1/2 the onion, chili powder, 1 can kidney beans,1 can tomatoes. reserve the other half of the onion for garnish. put all ingredients in a big pot and cook until you are ready to eat. salt to taste and top with diced remaining onion. this will make tons of low fat food for less than $5.
options: you can add morningstar crumbles if you're into that kind of thing.
top with freshly shredded white cheddar.
top with sliced jalapenos for color and spice.
add a dollop of lebanese "labna" which is yummier and better than sour cream.
serve over brown rice (seen here) or whole grain small noodles.