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Monday, September 6, 2010

Chilli Black Bean Stew (V)

A real winter warmer!

Soak black beans (250g) overnight.
Drain and rinse them. Boil for 10 mins uncovered, then drain.
Fry 1 onion, 2 cubed carrots, 2-3 sticks of celery and 2 cloves garlic.
Stir in 1 tsp cumin and 1 tsp chilli powder- more if you like it spicy.
Add 1 tin tomatoes, 1/2 pint veg stock, 1 tbsp brown sugar and pepper.
Bring to boil then add the black beans. Put in the slow cooker OR simmer for at least 40 mins.
Put rice on.
Make avocado salsa by dicing an avocado and mixing it with the juice of 1 lime, 2 chopped tomatoes, 1/2 red onion and a pinch of coriander.
Serve up with bread on the table.

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