*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
               BLACK BEANS WITH FRESH PLUMS AND BELL PEPPERS
 
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 Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian                       Lacto
                 Fruits                           Main dish
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    4       md           Plums, purple
    1 1/2   tb           Butter, unsalted OR
    1 1/2   tb           Corn oil
    1       lg           Onion -- chopped
    1       lg           Bell pepper, red -- seeded
                         --and chopped
    1       lg           Bell pepper, yellow -- seeded
                         --and chopped
    2                    Garlic cloves -- crushed and
                         --minced
    2                    Cloves, whole
    2       ts           Cumin, ground
      1/2   c            Cilantro, fresh -- minced
    2       ts           Lemon juice, fresh
    1       t            Honey, light (or substitute)
    2       c            Beans, black -- cooked,drained
 
    Fill a deep saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
    Add plums and boil for 30 seconds to loosen skin.
    Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside to cool.
   
    Melt butter or heat oil in a large skillet. Add
   onion, red and yellow gell peppers, garlic, cloves,
   cumin and cilantro. Saute gently, stirring often,
   until onion softens, about 5 to 10 minutes.
   
    Meanwhile, peel plums, remove pits and chop pulp. Add
   pulp, lemon juice and honey to onion mixture. Add
   beans, cover and continue cooking over low heat until
   peppers are soft, about 30 minutes, stirring often to
   prevent stickikng. Makes 3 to 4 servings.
   
    Per serving: 299 cal; 10 g prot; 7 g fat; 48 g carb;
   12 mg sod; 9 g fiber. Lacto/Vegan
   
    Vegetarian Times, August 1993/MM by DEEANNE
  
 
 
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