Creole Style Beans

Delicious rolled up in a flour tortilla or as a side dish.


2 tablespoons olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
1 large bell pepper, chopped
2 tablespoons garlic, chopped
2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 tablespoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 cup water
1 (14.5 ounce) can chopped tomatoes
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon coffee, brewed
3 (15 ounce) cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained


Heat oil in a heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, pepper and garlic. Saute until vegetables are tender. Add chili powder, oregano and cumin. Saute for 5 minutes. Pour the water into the mixture and stir to combine. Mix in tomatoes, bay leaves, honey, coffee and kidney beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Variation: Add one pound of ground beef to the onion mixture.
Serves: 4

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