Thursday, July 31, 2008

For the love of beans...

Thanks Laurs! Loved it! (I topped this off with a little sour cream. You know...to take some of the healthiness away!)
Orange Black Beans with Cumin
Ingredients:
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.

2 comments:

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!