Monday, November 19, 2012

It's Beef, It's Chicken . . . No! It's Super Stew!

This yummy recipe came to me via Runner's World.  They claim that this combo of black beans (which pack filling fiber and muscle-building protein) and hot peppers (which may boost calorie burn) can help you lose weight even as you build muscle.  And,  by the way, it's delicious.
2 tsp. olive oil
1 diced onion
1 sliced carrot
1 lb. beans (soaked overnight and cooked) or 2   15 oz. cans black beans, drained
28 oz. can diced tomatoes
1.5 c. broth (veggie or chicken)
1 c. sliced red pepper
1 Tbs. minced canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (see below for what I used instead)
1 tsp. cumin
salt and pepper, to taste
zest of 1 orange
1 Tbs. fresh thyme

I used this sandwich spread in place of the canned chipotle pepper. 

Heat the oil in a large pot  Cook the onion and carrot for 5-10 minutes, until soft.  Add beans, tomatoes, broth, peppers, cumin, salt, and pepper.  Simmer 20 minutes. 

Stir in orange zest and thyme.

Delicious.  And good for you!

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