Thursday, July 31, 2008

For the love of beans...

Thanks Laurs! Loved it! (I topped this off with a little sour cream. You take some of the healthiness away!)
Orange Black Beans with Cumin
Two 15-oz cans black beans, rinsed & drained
2 tbsp firmly packed light or dark brown sugar (I typically cut this way down to less than 1tbsp, and go for a slightly spicier, less sweet dish)
1 med shallot, minced
1 rib celery, minced
1/2 cup orange juice
1/2 tsp ground cumin
pinch or ground cinnamon or cardamom
salt & pepper to taste
For serving:white rice
chopped fresh cilantro
chopped fresh tomatoes
salt & pepper

Cook in medium slow cooker on high for about 1.5 hours. Serve over rice, garnished with tomatoes and cilantro. I sometimes add a little cayenne as well. I've also thought about reducing the orange juice and going with some orange zest instead, but haven't tried that yet.


Laurs said...

Oh no! Your tag as "vegetarian" made me realize that I left out an ingredient...1/2 cup chicken broth. Eek! But you made it without and it was okay? Quite a bit sweeter?
Anyway, sorry about that! I knew I wasn't cut out for blogging.

SarahE said...

It was fine and if you want to skip the Chicken Broth...veggi better than bouillon is just as good, maybe better!