This is a fresh twist on an old favourite Great for entertaining, or to enjoy with the family on the weekend. The recipe makes plenty of beans which freeze well too.
5 cups dry black beans, thoroughly washed and drained
10 cups boiling water
1 whole large brown onion, peeled, un-chopped
4 large cloves garlic, crushed
2 ½ tspn sea salt
2 tspn dried oregano
3 tspn ground coriander
1-2 tspn chilli powder
2-3 tspn smoked paprika
3 cups carrot, grated
3-4 cups red cabbage, shredded
6 tbsp mayonnaise (less or more if you desire)
3 tspn fresh lime juice (approx. 2 limes)
Salt and pepper
Small soft tacos
Fresh chopped coriander
Jalapenos from a jar
Cracked salt & pepper
- Put kettle on to boil
- Into a large pot, put black beans, whole onion, crushed garlic, sea salt, oregano, ground coriander, chilli powder and smoked paprika
- Add boiling water and bring to boil over high heat (this shouldn’t take long)
- Once boiling, reduce heat to low-medium, cover pot and simmer for 2hrs
- Stir occasionally
- Grate carrot and shred cabbage, and measure into a large bowl (best done with food processor, using grater and shredding attachments)
- Add mayonnaise and fresh lime juice and mix well
- Add salt and pepper and mix again
- Chop off the roots of fresh coriander (keeping the leaves and stalks) and wash thoroughly!!!
- Roughly chop coriander, slice avocado into strips, and dish some jalapenos out from the jar
- Check that black beans are cooked – they should be very tender, and the water turned into a thick starchy sauce. If you feel there is too much liquid, feel free to ladle some out. (Adjust salt, spices and herbs at this stage if you desire)
- On a fry pan, lightly warm a soft taco and put onto a serving plate
- Serve some black beans across the middle of the taco, followed by the lime slaw, jalapenos, fresh coriander and avocado.
- Crack some salt and pepper on top and bon appetit!
- This is messy to eat, have fun with it!
- This recipe makes a very large batch of black beans, but they freeze well! Whatever is left over, simply freeze for another time, or refrigerate and eat it for the next 3 days like I do! Yum.
- You can remove the whole onion from the black beans and either eat or discard it
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