1 medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoon olive oil or cooking oil
1 15-oz. can black beans, rinsed and drained
1 14 1/2-oz. can Mexican-style stewed tomatoes
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
2 cups hot cooked brown or long grain rice
1/4 cup chopped onion (optional)
In a medium saucepan cook 1/2 cup onion and garlic in hot oil until tender but not brown. Carefully stir in the drained beans, undrained tomatoes, and ground red pepper. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer, uncovered for 15 minutes.
To serve, mound rice on individual plates; make a well in the center. Spoon black bean mixture into centers. Sprinkle with chopped onion, if desired.