I cooked the evening meal last night.
There is nothing unusual about this. I cook a meal every night. The amount of work varies from zero [when I order a takeaway] through heating up bought dinners to doing an actual get-down-and-dirty bit of cooking. Last night was the latter and involved one of our regular dishes – Bean Stew.
My Bean Stew is very simple –
- One tin of Cannelloni Beans.
- One tin of Kidney Beans,
- One tin of Black Beans
- One tin of Mixed Beans [to be sure I haven’t left any beans out].
- Three peppers. I like to add a red, yellow and green but Herself doesn’t like the green for some reason so I use two red and a yellow.
- The kicker – Four large teaspoons of Diced Chipotles Peppers. Or three, or five depending how much fire you want.
The method is simple. Pour out excess liquid from all the tins and chuck the contents in a large saucepan. Remove the core and those irritating seeds from the peppers and slice ’em up and chuck ’em in the pot. Stir in the teaspoons of Chipotles and maybe half a cup of water and then simmer for a good while. Basically all that’s needed is to make sure everything is hot, but the longer the simmer, the better the infusion of flavours. There’ll be enough for a few days in the pot and I just reheat it each night. Each reheat improves the mix.
Serve up with a large wallop of mashed potatoes. I use Roosters and loads of butter.
That’s it. It’s one of those rare meals where Herself cleans her plate and asks for more so it can’t be too bad.
Now for the warnings.
Do not partake of this culinary delight if you wish to do any of the following –
- Go on a first date. It would either be a disaster or hilarious depending on sense of humour.
- Get in a crowded lift.
- Go on a long journey particularly by coach or motorway.
- Get stuck in a long queue.
- Attend a church service and in particular a wedding or funeral. The latter could result in a rift between families lasting for generations.
You have been warned.