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Moroccan Black Bean Stew Recipe

Moroccan Black Bean Stew Recipe

Fresh vegetables and spices, sweetness from raisins and fiber from protein-packed black beans all combine to make an exotic dish filled with flavors and colors. Nourishing and healthful, this fragrant stew reminds us of sultry nights beside a warm sea: the ultimate in pleasure.


4 cups cooked couscous
1/2 onion, diced
1 small yam, peeled and diced
1 small zucchini, diced
1 red bell pepper, diced
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons sugar
2 teaspoons curry powder
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups vegetable broth
2 cups cooked black beans
1/2 cup raisins
Salt to taste

1. In a large pot, saute the onion, yam, zucchini, and pepper in the oil until the vegetables are tender. Reduce heat to low.

2. Add flour, sugar, curry, and cinnamon. Saute for 1 minute.

3. Add vegetable broth, black beans, and raisins. Turn up the heat and cook stew until hot and thickened. Add salt to taste.

4. Serve on a bed of couscous.

Serves 6.

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Adapted from The Vegan Family Cookbook, by Chef Brian P. McCarthy (Lantern Books, 2006). Copyright (c) 2006 by Brian McCarthy. Reprinted by permission of Lantern Books.
Adapted from The Vegan Family Cookbook, by Chef Brian P. McCarthy (Lantern Books, 2006).

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7:05PM PDT on Oct 23, 2011

Fabulous recipe. Thanks.

7:03PM PDT on Oct 23, 2011

Fabulous recipe. Love it. Thanks.

12:10PM PST on Feb 20, 2010

Mmmm. lovely...

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