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Black Bean and Beef Stew

1 stalk celery, chopped fine
2 carrots, chopped fine
2 onions, chopped fine
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 small bell pepper, chopped fine
1/2 tsp. grated orange zest
14 1/2 oz. stewed tomatoes
1 lb lean stew beef, cut into 1/2" cubes
4 cups cooked or drained and rinsed canned black beans
Spray a medium-large pot with cooking spray and saute celery, carrots, onions, garlic, and bell pepper. Cover and simmer gently for 5 minutes, stirring every now and then to make sure vegetables are not sticking.

Add orange zest and tomatoes, along with meat. Cover and simmer for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add black beans and simmer, uncovered, for 15-30 minutes more, until stew is nice and thick. Season to taste with pepper.