it’s the perfect meal to throw together when you’re too tired for much else. the chiles bring big flavor, without packing much heat & the smoked, sweet paprika lends an intense heartiness without the addition of any meat. there’s such great flavor, you’ll be surprised it’s so simple.
extra virgin olive oil
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
1 poblano chile, finely chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded & finely minced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons cumin
1 teaspoon smoked, sweet paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 cans black beans, drained & rinsed
4 cups chicken or vegetable broth
salt to taste
chopped fresh tomato & green onion, for topping
1. heat a little bit of oil in a dutch oven, or large pot, over medium heat. add the onion, poblano & jalapeno & cook until soft, about 5 minutes. add the garlic & cook for 2 minutes more, being careful not to let the garlic burn.
2. add the spices, beans & broth. bring to a boil, reduce to simmer & cook for 30 minutes, until thickened. ladle into individual serving bowls & top with chopped fresh tomatoes & green onions.
adapted from cate’s world kitchen