Now and again I like to share a recipe. One of my children is a vegetarian and even though I’m a lot more knowledgeable about the use of tofu and lentils and such these days, I’m always looking to add to my vegeterian repertoire. Sorry I don’t have fabulous pictures to go with it but hope that you can use the recipe.

Bean Stew


1 red onion

1 – 2 red capsicums

3 tomatoes

1 large corn cobs

1 can kidney beans

1 can refried beans

4 – 6 garlic cloves

Oregano x 2 sprigs

Bunch of coriander

2 – 3 bay leaves

2 lime leaves (optional)

2 – 3 large chipotle chillies

Smoked paprika to taste

Cumin (optional


Dice vegetables finely (boil corn cob) add kernels at end

Brown onions in canola

Add capsicum / tomatoes, bay leaves, oregano, lime leaves, chipotles

Add enough water

Add beans / refried beans

Leave on low flame for around two hours

Check on it now and again

Add smoked paprika and salt,

Check taste, remove some chipotles if getting too hot.

Add boiled corn kernels and coriander at the end.

Serve with corn chips / tortillas and guacamole (avocadoes and lime juice and coriander)


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