1. In a medium saucepan cook the 1/2 cup onion and garlic in hot oil till tender but not brown. Carefully stir in beans, undrained tomatoes ,and ground red pepper. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered, for 15 minutes.
2. To serve, mound rice on serving plates; make a well in each mound. Spoon the black bean mixture into wells. If desired, sprinkle with the 1/4 cup chopped onion. Makes 4 main-dish servings.
Nutrition Facts per serving: 280 calories, 3 g total fat (1 g sat. fat), 47 g carbo, 7 g fiber, 11 g pro
*We often add ham as well
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