Black Bean Chilli

2 Feb

Black bean chilli? Yes please thank you very much to you sir please and thank you kindly.

This is the dish that has transformed my opinion of avocado AND radish – I am a double convert, and it is also the first recipe I have used to highlight my love of the flavourful black bean. Over to you recipe…

Serves 2

  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and sliced
  • 2 tsp smoked/sweet paprika
  • 2 tsp mild chilli powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp vinegar (white wine or cider would work well)
  • 1 tbsp dark muscovado sugar
  • 1 x 400g tin chopped tomatoes
  • approx 200g black beans, rinsed and drained
  • to serve: your choice of… chopped coriander, sliced radish, diced avocado, cheese, sour cream, spring onions, lime wedges…
  • and rice! or sweet potato. that would be delicious.
  1. Heat some oil in a saucepan over a medium-low heat and add the onion. Fry for about 5 minutes until softened a little, then add the garlic and pepper. Cook for a few minutes longer, then add the next 7 ingredients (paprika through to chopped tomatoes) with some seasoning. Cook for about 10 minutes, until reduced a little. Add the beans and cook for 5-10 minutes longer. Serve with accompaniments of your choice!Ā 

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It is so easy and it feels like a real feast šŸ™‚

I would also like to add that the choice of blue cheese was the love’s. I went for feta. Admittedly I used up the last bit and blue cheese was really all he was left with but still… each to their own I suppose šŸ˜‰

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3 Responses to “Black Bean Chilli”

  1. waitarethosecookies February 3, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

    AVO!!! YAAYY!! See? I knew you’d come around šŸ˜‰

  2. diane mavity February 3, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

    I like blue cheese too x

    • shikoomkoom February 3, 2013 at 5:28 pm #

      I love blue cheese! Just not sure about the addition being the best choice here…

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