Preparation / Directions:
Mix together all the spices except the salt. Sauté the onions, bell pepper, celery, and garlic until translucent. Over medium high heat add the spice mixture and 1/2 a cube of margarine. Sauté and stir about 5 to 7 minutes scraping all the good stuff that is sticking to the bottom of the pan. Add the beans, veggie broth and Tabasco sauce and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer. After about an hour, add the rice and continue cooking until the beans are done, about an hour longer. Add water as needed. Adjust salt and serve.