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Cashew And Black Bean Chili

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Ingredients
  Dried black beans/4 cups canned, drained and rinsed 1 Pound, pound, picked over, rinsed, and soaked for 8 hours
  Water 8 Cup (128 tbs) (Plus 1 Cup)
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Onion 1 Large, peeled and diced
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), peeled and finely chopped
  Red bell peppers 2 Medium, cored, seeded and diced
  Jalapenos 2 , finely chopped
  Carrots 2 Medium, scrubbed and diced
  Chili powder 1 Tablespoon
  Cumin 2 Teaspoon
  Ground coriander 2 Teaspoon
  Cayenne 1 Teaspoon
  Salt To Taste
  Whole tomatoes 28 Ounce, coarsely chopped (1 Can)
  Cashew pieces 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Been cooking water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Corn kernels 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Fresh / Frozen)
  Chopped flat leaf parsley 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Italian)
  Lemon 1 , juiced
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

MAKING
1. In a large pot bring the dried beans to a boil in 8 cups of water, then reduce the heat and simmer until the beans are tender, approximately for 1 hour.
2. Drain the beans, reserving 1 1/2 cups of their cooking water.
3. In a dutch oven heat the olive oil over low heat and sauté the onion, until it is soft.
4. Then add the garlic and saute it until it is fragrant.
5. To the pot add the red bell peppers, jalapenos, carrots, chili powder, cumin, coriander, cayenne, and a pinch of salt, cover and steam-saute the ingredients, stirring them often, for 6 minutes.
6. Add in the remaining 1 cup of water, tomatoes and cashews and simmer the ingredients until the carrots are tender, approximately for 15 minutes.
7. In a blender or food processor pureee half of the cooked black beans along with the reserved cooking water, until the beans are smooth.
8. Combine and stir the bean puree with the whole beans, to mix well.
9. Into the vegetable-nut-spice mixture stir the beans, then add the corn parsley and lemon juice.

SERVING
10. Season the chili with salt and pepper and serve.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Mixing
Interest: 
Holiday, Everyday
Ingredient: 
Cashew
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
20 Minutes
Ready In: 
35 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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