Mar 052013
 

 Black Bean Stew with Quinoa Black Bean Stew with Quinoa

Do you ever get home from work tired and without any sort of plan for dinner?  That’s the time that fast food starts looking palatable.  I say – don’t do it!  Reach for a few cans out of the pantry or pre-cooked frozen beans and grab the quinoa. It only takes 20 minutes to prepare.  Many times I do an alteration of a previous recipe because it’s easy and doesn’t take as much thought when I haven’t planned something out.  Isn’t that what most of us do in our busy lives? Draw from experience and then use what we have on hand.   It’s good to throw in a completely new recipe every now and then, but that takes a bit more time and effort. This stew is a alteration of the below black bean soup and will definitely be added into my normal rotation along with bean quesadillas, oat and bean burgers and pasta.

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Here are a few more easy black bean recipes to help you through those busy nights….

Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie

Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie

Upside Down Lentil Pot Pie

Garlicky Black Bean Mila Dip

Garlicky Black Bean Mila Dip

Garlicky Black Bean Mila Dip

Easy Mexican Tortilla Bake

Easy Mexican Tortilla Bake with Mila

Easy Mexican Tortilla Bake with Mila

Vegan Tropical Black Bean Burgers
with Cucumber Mint Mango Peach Salsa

Tropical Black Bean Burgers

Tropical Black Bean Burgers

Ten Minute, Five Ingredient Black Bean Burgers

Ten Minute, Five Ingredient Black Bean Burgers

Ten Minute, Five Ingredient Black Bean Burgers

Avocado, Mango and Black Bean Tostada

Avocado, Mango and Caribbean Black Bean Tostada

Avocado, Mango and Caribbean Black Bean Tostada

This recipe was so quick, easy and delicious.  It is very filling with tons of protein and fiber.  For those people who ask me how I get protein on a plant based diet I can show them this recipe!  The leftovers are versatile and make a great lunch (just add a bit of water before re-heating) and I even added them into a veggie burger – recipe to follow!

Black Bean Stew with Quinoa

Black Bean Stew with Quinoa

 Black Bean Stew with Quinoa

Serves 6 (about 1 1/4 cups stew and 1/2 cup quinoa)
Vegan, Gluten Free
Printable Recipe

Ingredients

1 Tbsp avocado oil (or oil of choice)
1/2 onion, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
3 cups vegetable broth
2 14.5-oz cans black beans (Tree of life)
1 14.5-oz can fire roasted diced tomato, drained
2 tsp adobo seasoning

Quinoa
1 cup quinoa
2 cups vegetable broth

Directions

1. Rinse and drain quinoa with a fine mesh strainer; bring quinoa and broth to a boil in a large sauce pan, cover and reduce heat, simmer 15 minutes; remove from heat and let sit 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper.

2. Heat 1 Tbsp avocado oil in a medium sauce pan over medium high heat, add onions and cook 3 minutes until translucent, reduce heat and add garlic, stirring frequently, an additional 2 minutes; add beans, tomatoes, broth and adobo seasoning; simmer about 10 minutes; puree with an immersion blender or in batches in a blender to thicken.

Nutrition Facts
6 Servings
Amount Per Serving 

Calories 337.1
Total Fat 4.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.5 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5 g
Monounsaturated Fat 1.7 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Sodium 592.8 mg
Potassium 626.1 mg
Total Carbohydrate 57.2 g
Dietary Fiber 14.8 g
Sugars 3.5 g
Protein 16.9 g

Vitamin A 5.2 %
Vitamin B-6 6.7 %
Vitamin C 12.7 %
Vitamin E 1.5 %
Calcium 5.3 %
Copper 17.1 %
Folate 51.9 %
Iron 30.0 %
Magnesium 24.5 %
Manganese 32.9 %
Niacin 3.6 %
Pantothenic Acid 3.6 %
Phosphorus 46.1 %
Riboflavin 61.7 %
Selenium 2.8 %
Thiamin 23.0 %
Zinc 10.6 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Enjoy this fabulous Black Bean Stew with Quinoa!

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