Garnish this hearty vegetarian stew with sour cream, cheddar cheese, diced red onion, toasted pumpkin seeds, or chopped chives; serve with heated flour tortillas.
- 4 teaspoons olive oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 can (4 1/2 ounces) chopped green chiles
- 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, drained and rinsed
- 2 cans (14 1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes in juice
- Coarse salt
- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen corn
In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium. Add onion; cook until softened, 5 to 6 minutes. Add garlic and cumin; cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 2 minutes more.
To the pan, add chiles, beans, tomatoes and their juice, 2 cups water, and 3/4 teaspoon salt. Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer, partially covered, until slightly thickened, about 20 minutes.
In a blender or food processor, puree 2 cups of the stew. Return the puree to the pan, and add corn; simmer until heated through, about 5 minutes. Serve hot.
SourceEveryday Food, May/June 2003