Chilli Blackeye Bean Stew

Chilli black eye bean stew

Slow Cooker Chilli

“Ugh, do I have to have that for dinner? Can I have something else?”

Do you ever get met with this response? Drives me nuts!

“Yes, of course you can sweetheart. Now, where did I put those menus listing all the starters, mains and desserts I’ve spent all afternoon preparing? Oh, we don’t have any menus; ’cause this isn’t a restaurant.”

Now I’m not being a mean mum and directing this sarcasm at a 7-year-old. This is me talking to my 17-year old daughter who has been asking me a version of that question since she learnt to speak.

Later that evening, at the dinner table, she looked over at me and said, “this is actually quite nice mum. I’d eat this again.” I’ll take that compliment, it’s the best I can hope for.

Slow Cooker

Now I know this is another slow cooker/crockpot recipe and I promise my next recipe will be something different. Any suggestions welcome.

But the thing about a slow cooker is it takes the stress out of preparing a healthy meal on those evenings when you’re short on time.

Which means I have time to get my camera out and take a picture for posts and I know it’s a winner dinner ’cause it got past my toughest critics – my two teenagers.

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Nutritional Bites

Beans are full of nutrients including fibre to help keep you full, so you shouldn’t need a huge portion. I’m big on using portion control to help you maintain or lose weight.

Beans contain protein needed for muscle repair and maintaining an efficient immune system.

They also contain potassium, calcium, folic acid, iron and zinc. And they’re a good source of magnesium which helps you turn the food you eat into energy.

Here’s another recipe including nutrient-rich beans, Citrus Three-bean Salad. No slow cooker required!

The Recipe

This recipe was adapted from 200 Slow Cooker Recipes.

 

I adapt most of my recipes, usually because there’s an ingredient the kids don’t like, or the supermarket ran out of another ingredient.

For this recipe, I used blackeye beans instead of black beans as I already had them in my larder.

And though the recipe said 2 carrots and 2 celery sticks, I chopped up more as I’ll always try to squeeze more veg into my recipes where I can.

Let me know what you think.

Lucy G x

Slow Cooker Chilli Blackeye Bean Stew

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Print Recipe
Chilli Blackeye Bean Stew
Full of fibre to fill you up this chilli is a great meat-free meal.
Chilli black eye bean stew
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8-10 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8-10 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Chilli black eye bean stew
Instructions
  1. Preheat slow cooker according to manufacturer's instructions. Drain and rinse the soaked beans then place them in a pan of fresh water, cover and boil for 10 minutes. Drain into a sieve
  2. While beans are boiling heat oil ina pan and add the chopped onion, fry until softened.
  3. Add the carrots, celery, and garlic and fry fo 2-3 minutes. Now add and stir in the fennel, cumin, coriander, chilli powder and cook for a further minute.
  4. Next add the stock, tomatoes, sugar and a litle pepper. Bring to the boil and now pour into the slow cooker.
  5. Mix in the beans making sure they are under the liguid. Put the lid on and cok for 8-10 hours.
Recipe Notes

You can top with soured cream (included in the kcals). Serve with rice, naans or pitta bread

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