8 oz. Red Kidney Beans
1 Onion, chopped
1 Green Chilli, finely chopped
2 Garlic Cloves, crushed
6 oz. mushrooms, sliced
1 Tin Chopped Tomatoes
2 Bay Leaves
8 oz mixed vegetables - e.g. carrots, corn, green beans
2 tblsp extra virgin Olive Oil for frying
Approx., 1 pint Vegetable Stock or water from the Beans
1 Green Pepper, sliced
1 tblsp Paprika
1 tsp Chilli powder
1 tblsp Ground Cumin
2 tblsp Tomato puree
2 tsps Dried Oregano
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
Prepare the beans , i. e. soak over night, rinse, boil rapidly for 10 minutes, discard the water and rinse, simmer in fresh water for 1 & 1/2 hours, alternatively use pre - cooked tinned beans.
Heat oil in a large pan, fry the onion, garlic and chilli for 3 minutes.
Add the spices and fry for 1 minute.
Add the vegetables, tomatoes, tomato puree, herbs, pepper and stock and simmer for about 10 - 15 minutes.
Add the prepared beans and heat through.
Serve with brown rice and fresh salad.
If left overnight it tastes much better the next day !