Colourful, taste and cheap to make, this dish makes a superb mid-week supper, especially when served with rice.
Because of the time taken to soak, pre-cook and cook, it’s best to plan well in advance, and then use a slow cooker, left on all day whilst you’re out. Make sure you vigorously boil the Kidney Beans and Black beans to destroy the toxins that are in them.
To Serve 6
2tbsp Corn Oil
1 Onion, chopped
1 Garlic Clove, finely chopped
1 Fresh Red Chilli, finely chopped (deseed if you want less heat)
1 Yellow Pepper, deseeded and chopped
1tsp Ground Cumin
1tbsp Chilli Powder
115g Dried Red Kidney Beans
115g Dried Black Beans
115g Dried Pinto Beans
1l Vegetable Stock
Salt and Pepper
1. Heat the Oil in a large, heavy-bottomed Saucepan and add the Onion, Garlic, Chilli and Yellow pepper and cook over a medium heat, stirring occasionally for five minutes. Mix in the Cumin and Chilli Powder, and stir for one to two minutes. Add the drained beans and stock and bring to the boil and keep boiling for fifteen minutes.
2. Pour the mixture to the Slow Cooker, cover and cook for around ten hours until the Beans are tender – if you’re leaving it for the entire day, it’s worth putting a little extra liquid in to make sure it doesn’t dry out too much.
3. Season with Salt and Pepper, ladle a third into a bowl, and mash well using a Potato Masher. Return the mashed beans to the Slow Cooker, and stir in well with the sugar.
4. Serve, sprinkled with Chopped Fresh Coriander
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