This is a very quick and easy recipe to make, not to mention incredibly tasty. Spicy yet flavourful. The tempeh soaks up all the flavours of the marinade beautifully and delivers them to your palate in one shot.
I marinated the tempeh overnight to ensure it really absorbed all the flavour. Very easy to do. If you didn’t have the time to do it overnight, try to do it for a few hours at least. It will still be delicious. Continue reading →
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Everytime I make this black bean dip for people I have people asking me for the recipe. Until now, the recipe has lived in my head. So for all of you that asked me for this black bean dip recipe, here it is. Finally.
For those of you that have never tried it, I suggest you give it a try. It is pretty well received by everybody. I think it has to do with the smoky spicy chipotle flavor. At least I think that’s why I like it so much.
Eating this makes me happy and I hope it does the same for you.
Onions, carrots, celery = mirepoix. The foundation.
Building that flavour one step at a time. First your onions, carrots, celery, then your spices.
Just about half way and it is starting to look and smell really good.
Black beans with chipotle peppers. A match made in heaven.
A short video of the delicious action.
How do you make this awesome dish you ask? Well I am going to tell you of course.
Black Bean and Sweet Potato Orange Cocoa Stew
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 carrot, diced
1 celery rib, diced
1 medium sweet potato, cut in chunks
1 can (540 ml) black beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
zest of half an orange
1 or 2 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce, finely chopped (comes in a can) – 2 if you like it hot and smokey
2 tbsp of the adobo sauce
2 tbsp olive oil or coconut oil
2 cups boiling water
1 cup fresh coriander, finely chopped
1 avocado for garnish, cut in chunks (optional)
salt and pepper to taste
1 dried chili, crushed
1/2 teaspoon cumin seeds
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp cocoa powder
1/2 tsp oregano
1. In a large pot or dutch oven sauté your onions, garlic, carrots and celery in the olive oil for 5 minutes until they begin to soften. You can add a little salt and pepper at this point. 3 twists of the grinders for each will do.
2. While you veggies are sautéing mix your spices in a mortar and pestle and grind together. Once the veggies are ready add the spices and cook for another 2-3 minutes.
3. Add your beans, sweet potato, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce. Mix everything together and cook for 2-3 minutes.
4. Add the orange juice and stir around for 30 seconds. Add the water.
4. Cook for 25- 30 mins stirring occasionaly. If during cooking you feel you need to add more water go ahead. A little bit at a time.
5. Remove from heat. Add chopped cilantro and orange zest.
6. Serve in bowls topped with a few pieces of avocado.
serve in bowls with brown rice or organic corn tortillas
Serves 2 (maybe 3)
Enjoy the smokey goodness. This one is money in the bank.
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