Contributed by Jude Blereau WHOLE FOOD COOKING
Vegan & Gluten-free. Serves 4-6
Most vegetarian recipes for these include Molasses – I find it too strong and prefer the softer flavour that comes from Apple Juice Concentrate with a touch of Billingtons Molasses Sugar Chipotle Chile not only adds a touch of heat, but a delicious smokiness. There are infinite variations to this – add extra vegetables to the cooking process – smoked ham bones or hock, all will be good. Adding the tomatoes after 1 hour of cooking, ensures you will end up with soft beans – their acidity will often inhibit the softening process.rlic, chilli, basil and oil into the bowl and cook for 2 minutes at 100°C on spe
1 medium Onion, quartered
1 clove Garlic
200g raw Navy Beans, soaked and well drained Strip Kombu Sea Vegetable, approx 5 cm length 1 tbsp Apple Juice Concentrate 2 tsp Billingtons Molasses Sugar**
750g Stock or Water
1 tbsp Wheat Free Tamari 1/2 tsp Seed Mustard 1 x 440g can Tomatoes Chipotle Chile to taste* 1 tsp dried Basil
Place onion, garlic, chilli, basil and oil into the bowl and cook for 2 minutes at 100°C on speed 4 (TM31 chop first for 6 seconds on speed 7 then cook for the same time and temperature on speed 1).
Attach Butterfly and then add beans and all other ingredients, except tomatoes and cook for 45-60 minutes at Varoma temperature on speed 1. Without MC in place (TM31 cook without Butterfly on Reverse + speed soft).
Add tomatoes and cook for 15 minutes at 100°C on speed 1 (TM31 use Reverse + speed soft), checking from time to time if beans require a little more liquid.
Check for taste, adding a little extra time if beans are not cooked. If there is too much liquid, cook on Varoma temperature (and remove the MC) to allow reduction.
This recipe can be doubled in quantity. Pre-cooked beans can be used, which will shorten the time to 15 minutes.
* Chipotle Chillis are smoked, dried Jalapeno’s that impart a wonderful smoky flavour, along with the heat.
* * Billingtons is a brand of sugar that is made from unrefined cane sugars – it is rich in nutrients and highly flavoured, a small amount goes a long way.