“This recipe is a little bit of work, but I think it’s worth it for good food.Serve with cooked rice and chopped scallions for garnish.”
1cupdried black beans
1/2 green bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 sweet red bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces
4cups chicken stock or 4cupsturkey stock
10ouncesskinless boneless turkey breasts, cut into 1 inch cubes
2plum tomatoes, coarsely chopped
2jalapeno peppers, minced
1tablespoonwhite wine vinegar( I use Recipe 1379 Garlic & Basil Herb Vinegar)
salt & freshly ground black pepper
3tablespoonsthinly sliced fresh basil
Place the beans in a large saucepan and cover with cold water.Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.Remove from the heat and set aside 1 hour.
Meanwhile, coat a non-stick Dutch oven with cooking spray.Warm over medium high heat.Add the onions, carrots, green peppers, sweet red peppers, oregano, cumin and garlic.
Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring, 4 to 6 minutes, or until the onions start to soften.Remove the vegetables and set aside.
Drain and rinse the beans.Add the beans to the Dutch oven.Add the chicken or turkey stock.Bring to a boil over medium-high heat.Reduce the heat to medium-low.Partially cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 1 1/2 hours, or until the beans are nearly tender.
Add the reserved vegetables and simmer for 30 minutes, or until the beans are tender.
Add the diced turkey, tomatoes, jalapeno peppers, vinegar, salt and freshly ground black pepper.Simmer for 5 minutes, or until or until the turkey is cooked.Remove from the heat and stir in the basil.Let stand 5 minutes to allow the flavors to blend.Enjoy!
“This recipe has provided me with a lovely meal. Though I have to admit taking a few liberties – I used chicken breast instead of turkey, because chicken is easier for me to find. I also used hot Thai chilies instead of jalapenos, for the same reason. And then, I had pre-cooked black beans in the freezer, so I sort of took the ingredients and amounts for this recipe, but rearranged the cooking. Nonetheless, it is delicious, though next time, I’ll think before using so many chilies. Thank you very much for sharing this wonderful recipe with us. BTW, it could be because I was very hungry, but I think the portion size is rather small.”