This winter warmer is packed with nutrients including iron, protein, fibre, B vitamins and vitamin C. A great one to batch cook!
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 medium white onion, diced
2 garlic cloves, peeled, chopped and crushed
1 red bell pepper, diced
1 ½ tsp chilli powder
¼ tsp cayenne pepper
1 tsp cumin
1 400g tin of black beans (use half of the liquid too)
1 cup of cooked lentils (I used a puy lentil and green lentil mix)
1 400g tin of quality chopped tomatoes
1 pint of vegetable stock
2 small cubes of 85% dark chocolate
Salt and Pepper
Preheat the oven to 180 C
Heat the oil in a large casserole pot over a medium heat. Add the onion and cook for 5-6 minutes until starting to soften. Don’t let it burn. Add the garlic and cook for a further 2 minutes.
Add the pepper and cook for 5 minutes until starting to soften. Add your spices – you may wish to adjust these to the level of spice that you like. The measurements I have used provide a mild - medium heat. Cook for a further 2 minutes to ensure the spices cover the onion and pepper mixture.
Add the black beans, lentils, tomatoes and stock and bring to a simmer. Finally add the dark chocolate, stir through and then move to the oven for 30 minutes.
Serve with brown rice, a fresh green salad or some steamed kale and sliced avocado.