Friday, March 03, 2006

Exploding Pig 'n Beans

2 Cups of water
1/2 Cup dried brown or red beans, soaked overnight then drained
1 Tbs olive oil
2 onions chopped up finely
1 green or red bell pepper de-seeded and finely chopped
1 tsp minced garlic
500 g cubed pork
200 g cubed stewing steak
250 g whole peeled tomatoes (drain the juice off)
2 Tbs strong chilli powder
1 Golden or Red Habanero chilli finely chopped (2 Jalapenos for softies)
1 tsp oregano
250 ml cooking red wine
Salt and pepper to taste (use ground pepper for better flavour)
2 tsp cumin
Corn flour to thicken if necessary

Combine water and beans in saucepan and simmer until tender.

Pan fry oil, onion, pepper garlic, salt and pepper until tender (in large frying pan)

Add pork and beef to pan and cook. Add beans and their liquid, as well as tomatoes and seasoning. Mix well, cover and simmer 1 hour. Add wine and cook, un-covered for 20-30 minutes or until liquid has reduced by 1 fifth. Use corn flour to thicken if necessary. Serve on rice or couscous and really enjoy the flavours!

Serves 4-6 easily


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