Monday, October 23, 2006

Black Beans in Chipotle Adobo Sauce

Copyright: Isa Chandra Moskowitz and Terry Hope Romero, Veganomicon
2 (15-ounce) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 bay leaf
3 cups cold water
1 large onion, peeled and halved
Salt and freshly ground pepper
Chipotle Adobo Sauce:
1 large onion, cut into small dice
4 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
2 chipotle peppers in adobo, minced
2 tablespoons adobo sauce from the chipotles
Combine the beans, onion, bay leaf, and water in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then let boil for 1 minute. Lower the heat to medium and simmer, uncovered, for 40 minutes, until the beans are very tender and about half of the water has evaporated. Remove the bay leaf and onion before serving.
While the beans are cooking, prepare the chipotle adobo sauce: In a heavy-bottomed skillet over medium heat, saute the onion and garlic in the olive oil until the onion is very soft, 10 to 12 minutes. Stir in the chipotles and adobo sauce, cook for 30 seconds, and remove from the heat.
Allow to cool a few minutes, empty the sauce into a food processor bowl, and briefly pulse until a chunky sauce forms. You may also use an immersion blender to do this. Serve the sauce drizzled over individual servings of beans.
My note: This sauce was never drizzle-able. I just spooned some of it on top of the beans and stirred it in.

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