Love for Food + Tomato

Black Bean Stew

As I am typing this blog post out I am eating a bowl of leftovers for lunch. Yum! This is a hearty stew. What I loved about it was that it was low meat (or no meat). Great for Friday's during lent when you are trying to come up with meatless ideas. The black bean/chorizo/coconut milk makes this have a unique and earthy flavor. Those ingredients make this dish have a sweet/spicy/salty combo. It has a slight bit of heat, but if your a heat lover like me, you might have to add some extra. I added a couple of drops of hot sauce at end, for that extra wow. Serve over rice. You can also eat this as a side instead of your typical rice and beans.
Ingredients: Serves Six
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 an onion, finely chopped
3 carrots diced1 clove garlic, minced
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt2 chopped chipotle chile in adobo2 {15 ounce} cans black beans, rinsed & drained
1 {15 ounce} can light coconut milk1 can diced tomatoes1/2 pound sausage/chorizo (optional)

Method:

  • Heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan.
  • Add the onions & saute for about 3 minutes, or until they begin to soften.
  • Add the carrots & garlic; saute for another 2 minutes. (add loose sausage meat at this stage)
  • Stir in the spices & chipotle chile; cook for another minute. Add the beans, tomatoes & coconut milk; stir to combine & bring the mixture to a boil.
  • Reduce the heat to a simmer & cook for 30 minutes, or until thickened. Taste for seasoning; adjust if necessary & serve.
Cost: $9.00 total,Time: 15 minutes active, 30 minutes inactive
Nutrition Facts: Amount Per Serving
Calories 369.7Total Fat 21.0 gSaturated Fat 15.2 gPolyunsaturated Fat 0.9 gMonounsaturated Fat 3.2 gCholesterol 3.6 mgSodium 130.2 mgPotassium 782.5 mgTotal Carbohydrate 36.2 gDietary Fiber 11.3 gSugars 0.2 gProtein 13.6 g
Weight Watcher Points +: 10 points per serving

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Black Bean Stew + Tomato