For all who are tired of trite pasta meals ...
Spicy Three Bean Pasta
1 tbsp olive oil or water
1 large onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 jalapeno peppers, sliced
1 tsp dried oregano
1 15oz can of chopped tomatoes (or 2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes)
1/2 cup cooked chickpeas
1/2 cup cooked navy beans
1/2 cup cooked red kidney beans
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup small pasta tubes
Heat the olive oil (or water) in a large saucepan over med heat. Lightly cook onion, garlic and peppers until the vegetables are soft (approx. 8 mins). Add oregano, tomatoes, beans and chickpeas, Season to taste with salt and pepper. Cover the saucepan and simmer for 20 mins.
Prepare the pasta according to package directions. Drain and add to the cooked bean mixture.