If you have been following me you know I love sweet plantains. I add plantains to both breakfast and dinner meals all the time. Plantains are nutrient-filled fruit that provide many vitamins and minerals, and are always a great substitute for rice or potatoes. If I am not feeling like potatoes or rice I definitely use plantains as an alternative. Check out previous post Breakfast Stuffed Sweet Plantain, Baked Egg & Plantain Frittata, and Plantains.
With our lovely (sarcasm) changeable weather, we are getting both warm and cold days. Sometimes I base my meals on the weather. If its warm, I may go for something light and bright and if its warm, I may go for something thick and hearty. Welp, this was one of those days where it was chilly, raining, and I wanted a soup or stew. I have made this before, but never posted about it and did not have a tomato base. All I can say is, its delicious.
Here’s to the recipe…
- 2-3 Ripe Plantains, peeled and sliced into rounds
- 2 cans organic black beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 can organic petite diced tomatoes
- 1 yellow onion, chopped
- 1 green pepper, chopped
- 1 tbs ginger, minced
- 1 tbs garlic, minced
- 1-2 large handfuls of Kale (the bagged already cleaned version)
- 2/3 cup water, filtered
- 3 tbs coconut oil or olive oil, 3 parts
- Turmeric, season to taste
- Coriander, season to taste
- Chili Powder, season to taste
- Cayenne Pepper, season to taste
- Onion Powder, season to taste
- Garlic Powder, season to taste
- Sea Salt, season to taste
- Black Pepper, season to taste
- Heat oil in skillet. Add onions and peppers. Sauté until onions are translucent and aroma rises. Add garlic and ginger. Sauté.
- Add more oil to skillet and mix in plantains. Allow plantains to brown on both sides. Stir every 2-3 minutes to avoid plantains from sticking to skillet and to mix onions and peppers with plantains well.
- Meanwhile, add oil into dutch oven or large saucepan. Add black beans, tomatoes, and spices. Sauté about 3-5 minutes.
- Remove all ingredients from skillet and fold into black beans, tomatoes, and spices. Stir well. Add kale and water. Add a second helping of the spices. Flavor is everything.
- Cover and allow to simmer about 20 minutes. Stir well and enjoy!