Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs 30 mins

Serve this tasty mixture with hot rice for a filling meal. Preparation time does not include soaking beans. From Charmaine Solomon's "Complete Vegetarian Cookbook".

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Wash dried beans well and soak in plenty of water for some hours, or bring to boil, turn off heat and leave covered for 2 hours.
  2. Drain, cover with fresh water and bring to boil, simmer for 1.5 hours or until tender.
  3. Drain, reserving a cup of the cooking liquid.
  4. Heat olive oil in heavy-based saucepan and cook onion, capsicum, garlic and chilli until onion is soft and translucent.
  5. Add oregano and cumin and fry for one minute.
  6. Add paprika, chilli, canned tomatoes with their juice, sugar salt.
  7. Bring to boil and simmer for a few minutes, stirring to break up tomatoes.
  8. Return beans and reserved cooking liquid to pan.
  9. Simmer, covered for 30 minutes longer.
  10. Serve ladled over rice and top each serving with a sprinkling of cheese, a spoonful of sour cream and chopped spring onions.

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