*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                    California Beef and Black Bean Chili
 
 Recipe By     : California Beef Council
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:15
 Categories    : Hearty                           Legume
                 Spicy                            Entree
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/3  cups          black beans
    1      pound         beef top round -- boneless, cut in
                         1-inch cubes
    1 1/4  teaspoons     cumin seeds
    1 1/4  teaspoons     oregano
      1/3  teaspoon      dried sage
    1      small         bay leaf
    1                    scallion -- finely chopped
      1/3  teaspoon      cayenne pepper
      2/3  teaspoon      paprika
    1                    garlic clove -- minced
    1 1/2  tablespoons   red wine vinegar
      1/3  teaspoon      black pepper
    1      tablespoon    dried parsley -- finely chopped
    1      tablespoon    cilantro
    1      tablespoon    olive oil
    1                    onion -- finely chopped
    1                    green bell pepper -- coarsely chopped
    1                    red bell pepper -- coarsely chopped
    1 1/2  tablespoons   jalapeno pepper -- finely chopped
    2      cups          canned tomatoes -- with juice, chopped
    4      cups          bean cooking liquid
 
 Sort and rinse black beans.  Place in heavy pot, cover with cold water (at leas
 t 2 inches above level of beans).  Bring to boil; simmer until tender (about 1 
 1/4 hours) adding more water if necessary.  When tender, drain beans, reserving
  bean cooking liquid.  
 Toast cumin seeds lightly in heated skillet about 2 to 3 minutes; crush finely.
   Combine ground cumin seeds with the oregano, sage, bay leaf and scallions.  
 Heat olive oil in skillet, add onions and saute until translucent.  Add green, 
 red and jalapeno peppers.  Saute 1 to 2 minutes.  Remove vegetables with slotte
 d spoon to heavy pot.  Add beef and brown.  Add to sauteed vegetables.  
 Add remaining ingredients to beef-vegetable mixture.  Bring to boil, then simme
 r until beef is tender (about 1 hour).  Add beans the last 15 minutes of cookin
 g to heat through.
 
 
 
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