Deliciously Ella’s Smokey Black Bean Stew

This recipe by

Ruth Dutson


I made this for the first time this week as I am experimenting with vegetarian dishes. I loved the smokey taste and it felt healthy and was quick to put together. A brill dish


  • 2 x 400g black beans drained
  • 1 x 400g tin tomatoes
  • 1 red onion peeled and chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves peeled and chopped
  • 2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp tomato purée
  • Juice of one lime
  • Pinch of salt
  • Olive oil
  • Optional : chopped coriander, avocado


Heat a drizzle of oil in a pan and when hot Add salt onion and garlic and cook for 5-10 mins, til soft. Add the paprika and cumin and cook for two minutes before adding the almond buttter, tomato purée, black beans and lime juice and tinned tomatoes. Bronn to the boil, reduce temperature and allow to simmer for 15 minutes. Add chopped coriander or even some avocado to finish. Enjoy

Ruth Dutson

I have been married for almost 28 years to the lovely Nigel who is my very best friend. We married when I was 17 before I went to university. Marriage is one of God’s Greatest gifts and therefore I want to support Marriage week.

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