This dish is the tastiest and quickest way that I’ve discovered to eat beans.
It is a stew I serve with rice, millet or quinoa or with baked corn chips and guacamole, which is my favourite combination. It’s also great with fresh corn tortillas, but rather messy! If you want to leave out the coconut cream, it’s still delicious.
- 1 x 400 ml (14 fl oz) can coconut cream
- 2 teaspoons ground paprika
- 1 heaped teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 heaped teaspoon ground coriander
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 2 x 400 g (14 oz) cans kidney, cannellini or borlotti beans, drained
- 1 x 500 ml (17 fl oz) bottle Italian tomatoes in the form of a pasta sauce
- Sprinkle of finely chopped coriander (cilantro), to serve
- Sprinkle of finely sliced red chilli (optional), to serve
- Add the coconut cream to the pot you plan to cook the stew in and place over a medium heat.
- Stir the cream until warm, then add the spices and onion and sauté until fragrant.
- Add the beans and tomatoes, simmering until the sauce is reduced somewhat — about 30 minutes.
- Sprinkle the coriander and chilli on top and serve.