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This is the first recipe I’ve tried where I’ve taken out the oil and I can’t tell the difference. Enjoy!
Easy Mexican Beans
2 tablespoons oil (I used water)
2 tins beans (they suggest buying cheap baked beans and washing off the juice, but any beans will do)
1 red onion, chopped (white works fine)
2 gloves garlic, crushed (I used four cloves)
1 red pepper, chopped (any colour is fine)
1 green chilli, finely chopped (any chilli you have works well)
1 tin sweetcorn
1/2 tspoon paprika
1 tspoon salt
2 tins chopped tomatoes
4 tablespoons tomato puree
11/2 tablespoons maple syrup
Juice 1 lime
Rinse and drain your beans.
Heat pan and add onion, garlic, pepper and chilli. Add a splash of water to the hot pan and cook until veg begins to soften.
Add cumin, black pepper, paprika, salt and sweetcorn. (I left out the salt at this point.) Coat all the veg and cook for a minute.
Add tomatoes, puree and beans and stir.
Add your choice of sweetener – I used 1 tblspoon agave syrup (I’m using up before buying date syrup/sugar that’s even better for you!) Because I added less sweetener, I only used the juice of half a lime.
Add fresh coriander and cook for five minutes.
We found this recipe was still quite sharp to taste….I think it depends on the quality of the tomatoes. I added 1/2 tablespoon of tomato ketchup and it made all the difference!
I love making this recipe for dinner for the two of us because it leaves enough for lunch the next day too, perfect with salad and pitta bread. Enjoy!