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Sunday, September 5, 2010


I discovered this amazing dish during a stay in America, and there is nothing quite like the mixture of sweetness and the deep texture of the black beans. But don't forget to soak them!

Recipe (Vegetarian)
Soak black beans in cold water overnight (around 150-200g).
Boil them uncovered for 10 min, then put them on to simmer for 30 min. Add salt liberally.
Fry 1 onion, 1-2 cloves garlic, 1 fresh chilli or 1 tbsp chilli powder, 1 cubed carrot and 2 cubed peppers till softened.
Add a tin of tomatoes, pepper, a handful of raisins, a dash of cinnamon, and 2 tbsp wine vinegar. Simmer.
Cook rice.
Add the black beans into the main pan.
Serve with sliced banana or pineapple.

Variation: Make this a meaty dish with beef mince.
Serve with wraps, tortilla-style.
Serve with guacamole.

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