Here is a recipe I tried the other day for a yummy Brazilian Black Bean Stew. It makes for a hearty meal.
The meat can be omitted from the dish, if desired. The stew is best served hot and goes well with crusty bread and a nice spinach salad.
Ingredients (this serves: 6)
1 tablespoon rapeseed oil
110g (4 oz) chorizo sausage, chopped
140g (5 oz) cooked ham, chopped
1 medium onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 sweet potatoes, peeled and diced
1 red pepper, diced
2 (400g) tins chopped tomatoes
1 small hot green chilli, diced
350ml (12 fl oz) water
2 (400g) tins black beans, rinsed and drained
1 mango - peeled, stone removed and diced
half a bunch fresh coriander, chopped
salt to taste
To make the dish:
Heat the oil in a large pot over medium heat, and cook the chorizo and ham for 5 minutes.
Next, place the onion in the pot, and cook until tender.
Now, stir in garlic, cook until tender, then mix in the sweet potatoes, red pepper, tomatoes, chilli and water.
Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and simmer 15 minutes, until sweet potatoes are tender.
Next, stir the beans into the pot, and cook uncovered until heated through. Mix in the mango and coriander, and season with salt.
This stew is very easy to prepare and delicious. Good for someone that is short on time but dosnt want to disappoint the taste buds.