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Vegan MoFo: Slow-cooked Spicy Orange Black Beans

I’ve been terrible with my VeganMoFo posts! I went camping last weekend (hooray, vegan camping!), and haven’t caught up.

Today, to make up for it, I made some rockin’ black beans, and ate them with squash on corn tortillas.

 

A note about my crock pot(s) – they cook really hot, so, my cooking times may be less than what you need. As your cooking time comes to an end, check to make sure your meal is cooking properly.

Ingredients:

1C dry black beans

3C water

2 smallish fresh sage leaves

1 bay leaf

about a tsp oregano

salt (to taste)

1/4 red onion, chopped (mine was a leftover from dinner the other night – it was oven-roasted)

2 garlic cloves, minced, or crushed

1 jalepeno, roughly chopped (use less if you don’t like things super spicy – mine are from the garden and some are super spicy, others aren’t so much)

chipotle powder (to taste. I used about 2tsp)

Tapatio, to taste (again, I used about 2tsp)

cumin, to taste

4T orange juice, divided (I use simply orange, I think if you’ve got a sugary orange juice in the fridge, you probably want to use fresh-squeezed, if possible)

1T lime juice

In a 2qt crockpot, combine beans, water, sage, bay leaf, oregano, and salt. Cook on low until beans are tender (about 3 hours), but not quite thoroughly cooked. Sautee vegetables until onion is translucent, add to beans. By now, there should be very little water above the beans, maybe 1/4 inch? If there’s much more, dump some of the water. Add chipotle, Tapatio, cumin, and 2T orange juice. Cook on low for about another hour.

Just before serving, add 2T orange juice and 1T lime juice.

I served mine on corn tortillas with roasted delicata squash (from my garden) and sauteed bell peppers (mine were mini bells from the garden)

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>Vegan MoFo Day Seventeen: Recipe Review and Thanksgiving, part one

>Today is just a roundup day. The only exciting food thing I did today wasn’t my own recipe. It came from The PPK in October. Its a recipe from Isa’s upcoming cookbook (which I cannot wait to get). It was the Miso Soba Stir Fry with Greens and Beans, and it rocked my socks. Its also probably the healthiest meal I’ve eaten in weeks. Instead of adzuki beans, I used a can of red kidney beans. I also used rainbow chard from my garden, instead of Swiss chard.

Thanksgiving is a week away. Panic is about to set in. I think I know what I’m going to be eating, and I think its going to include this stuff:

Field Roast Celebration Roast. This thing is so delicious. You should all do your best to try it sometime. (and, FYI, right now, Savemart is carrying it!)

Heavenly Potatoes, veganized. This is my aunt’s recipe, I’ll post it tomorrow.

Maple Yams (to-die-for) I’ll also post this recipe tomorrow

Fruit Salad

I’m making rolls with this great recipe from Colleen on VegWeb. Honestly, its the only yeasty bread recipe I have ever had success with.

Dessert – My sister is making (vegan) pecan pie – my favourite!, and I’m making Pumpkin Cheesecake with Candied Cranberries. Again. I made it last year, and it was a big hit.

I feel guilty – this was probably the laziest Vegan MoFo post ever. Tomorrow, I’ll be better. and I’ll give you lots of yummy recipes.

What are you eating for Thanksgiving?

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