Garnish this hearty vegetarian stew with sour cream, cheddar cheese, diced red onion, toasted pumpkin seeds, or chopped chives; serve with heated flour tortillas.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Reviews (16)

46 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 13
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 14
  • 2 star values: 4
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
06/26/2019
I made this to top baked potatoes for an easy and quick meatless meal. We have made this twice already, it's a keeper! My family really enjoys it. I did skip the water and the puree step. I sauteed the garlic and onion together then added all the other ingredients, and brought to a boil and done. Easy & tasty!
Rating: Unrated
07/30/2013
It tastes good but it's an awful lot of work for what's essentially salsa with beans and corn.
Rating: Unrated
05/27/2011
This is a really good veggie meal. It's a lot like a meatless version of taco soup. Of course you could always add some ground turkey or chicken which would be delicious, but I found this very hearty. Served with some brown rice. I will make this one again.
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Rating: Unrated
11/05/2010
I like to add garbanzo beans as well and sometimes left over roast beef shredded.
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09/12/2010
We have made this recipe for a few years now and it's often requested by friends. I always serve it with either cheese quesadillas or cornbread and sometimes put beef stew meat in and it's like a chili. We use it for a bean dip for tortilla chips and the kids even eat it. It's a family staple, especially in the cold months. Makes a nice warm comfort food...yum!
Rating: Unrated
03/28/2009
also - add a bunch or cup or so of chopped fresh (or maybe a tbsp or 2 dried) Cilantro (coriander) or epazote if you can find it - which will reduce or even eliminate the gas some get from eating beans! plus gives it a nice fresh citrus-y flavor
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Rating: Unrated
03/28/2009
I decided to add my own Mexican spices like dried/ground ancho chili and mexican oregano (since we are in Texas I have these on hand) - also added browned ground beef cooked with onion/garlic/and the same Mexican spices - then skipped step #3 - was delicious! Also, you can serve this with some type of rice for a very hungry family! I used brown - but could use white (arroz blanco) or Spanish - or maybe fideos? and/or cornbread - the extra starches help stretch the meal, therefore the budget!
Rating: Unrated
03/13/2009
i was not a fan of this recipe-- it lacked flavor and authenticity, perhaps just a little too simple...
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01/11/2009
I tried this and it was excellent although not that kid friendly with the cumin smell.
Rating: Unrated
12/30/2008
I reduced the water to 1.5 cups and simmered for longer. DELICIOUS for lunch the next day!
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12/23/2008
I would definitely reduce the amount of water added. Much too watery as is. Otherwise delicious.
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08/11/2008
Absolutely delicious! I fed it to a bunch of friends that stopped by. Be prepared for the intense aroma that cumin gives off if you've never cooked with it though!
Rating: Unrated
07/14/2008
so easy (just throw it all in a pot!) and so good-- it's my go-to dinner. instead of 2 cans tomatoes and a can of green chiles, i substitute two cans of diced tomatoes with green chiles. also i use a can of low-sodium sweet corn instead of frozen. i agree that 2 cups of water is too much-- one is plenty.
Rating: Unrated
04/16/2008
I've made this but without the olive oil, in fact without any oil at all. It literally cuts the fat content to almost zero. Also, I only used 1 cup of water, because I found it was too liquidy with 2 cups. It is delicious on its own, or with pieces of chicken makes a whole meal.
Rating: Unrated
04/15/2008
This might also be good with hamburgar. I use frozen patties and use the speed defrost on my mircowave. It saves time and because you use papertowels on and under the patties, no mess is made. As long as you season the patties and do not overcook the patties are great in dishes. Not so good by themselves.
Rating: Unrated
04/15/2008
This sounds simply delicious. I am looking forward to making it. Will let you know how it turns out