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Chilli beans

The flavours of chilli con carne applied to brown beans. You could incorporate this into a 'chilli sin carne' (chilli without meat) or as a vegetable component in a dish. 

Chilli beans

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Ingredients

400

g

brown beans, soaked

600

g

chopped tomato, including juice

1

 

onion, finely chopped

2

tsp

Worcestershire sauce

1

sprig

thyme

1

tsp

smoked paprika

1

tsp

ground cumin

1

 

red chilli pepper, finely chopped

1

tbsp

tomato purée

3

cloves

garlic, chopped

250

ml

tomato juice

As needed:

 

oil

As needed:

 

salt and pepper

Preparation method

  • Boil the beans in plenty of water until al dente.
  • Leave to cool in the cooking liquid.
  • Heat the oil in a pan and caramelise the onion in it.
  • Add the garlic and the tomato purée. Fry briefly.
  • Add the chilli pepper and spices to the onion mixture and mix together.
  • Stir in the tomatoes and the tomato juice.
  • Bring the mixture to the boil and allow to reduce to the thickness of a sauce. 
  • Season with a little salt, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
  • Add the beans and allow to heat through completely (ten minutes).

Serving suggestions

  • As an accompaniment to barbecued pork or beef.
  • As a component in a composition with chicken.
  • As an accompaniment to a stew.

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