Black Bean Chili

My niece has recently discovered that she has some severe food allergies. Eli, who we suspect may have some similar issues though previous testing (not very reliable) has shown none. The two girls have made a pact and are both cutting dairy, eggs and wheat (and other grains) from their diets.
This morning, Eli called and asked me to bring lunch to work. My mind spazzed out but then I did this:

Black Bean Chili
#1 hamburger (grass fed, local)

1 can organic black beans, drained and rinsed
6oz organic tomato paste
1 c organic crushed tomatoes
1 onion, diced
2 large cloves garlic, diced
2 carrots, diced
water, as needed
1 Tbsp turkish cumin
cayenne pepper
red pepper flakes
fresh cilantro, chopped
Saute the burger until browning but with some pink left. Add onions and saute for a couple of minutes then toss in the garlic, carrot and cumin. Cook until onion is translucent. Add the tomato products, black beans and spices to taste. Simmer for 20-30 minutes so flavors blend. Serve with steamed rice and top with chopped cilantro.
Sorry, no photos, I’ll add some next time. Just wanted to post this in case Billinda or Eli wants to use the recipe.

About Bettina Colonna Essert

Illuminated Magdalene High Priestess and facilitator of empowerment and healing circles for girls and women, including a monthly Red Tent Temple. BA in English, minor in anthropology. Waldorf homeschool mom. Reiki master, cranial sacral therapist, herbalist, menstruvist, feminist, epicurian.
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