Mexican Bean Hotpot
A hearty Mexican vegetable dish made with red kidney beans. To vary the dish, vary the beans. And to make it vegetarian, omit the bacon or replace it with vegetarian sausage. I have posted this recipe, adapted from an International Masters '1001 recipes for Pan or Wok' for the 2005 Zaar World Tour.
- Ready In:
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1 large onion
- 1 large carrot
- 1 red capsicum
- 200 g rindless bacon, all fat removed
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 2 (400 g) cans red kidney beans
- 1 (400 g) can chopped tomatoes
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon sweet chili sauce
- salt, to taste
- fresh ground pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons fresh coriander, chopped
- Peel and crush the garlic; peel and slice the onion and carrot; deseed and dice the red capsicum; coarsely chop the bacon by cutting with kitchen scissors.
- Heat the oil in a large, deep pan, preferably non-stick; add the onion and bacon and sauté for 5 minutes; add the carrot, garlic and red capsicum and sauté for a further 5 minutes.
- Add the kidney beans and the can juices to the pan, stir in the tomatoes, cumin and chilli sauce, and season to taste with salt and black pepper; and bring the mixture to the boil.
- Reduce the heat and simmer for about 40 minutes, or until the liquid has thickened; garnish with chopped fresh coriander and serve hot. if the liquid starts to thicken too quickly, reduce the heat slightly and stir in a little boiling water or a little wine (at room temperature).
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Good! But this tastes very similar to recipe #48284, which is much faster to make. I was disappointed because I was looking for something different. I would like to tweak it so the sweet chili sauce is a more pronounced flavor in the final dish.<br/>5/24/13: Better- 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce, smoked paprika instead of cumin, and a tablespoon of bbq sauce. A whole different recipe, I guess... but very delish!Reply
Who would think that kidney beans could taste so good? Not only was it delicious, but the chunkiness of the vegetables and bits of bacon made this have a great "mouth-feel". I used a green capsicum which added contrast to the red beans. tomatoes, and orange carrots. It went very nicely with tacos made from Recipe#369923 and Recipe#161522. Thamks bluemoon downunder. Made for Ali Baba's Babes for ZWT5 and will make this way again :)Reply
I loved these beans! They had such wonderful flavors, especially since I love anything Mexican. I made these to go with Recipe #307580, and we enjoyed the combination. These beans are great any time of year. I plan to have them another time with hot dogs and burgers off the grill. Thank you for sharing with us Bluemoon! Made for Zaar Stars Tag Game 4/09 LindaReply