It's great to have some stew on hand for a quick meal or in-between meal snack. I love black bean stew because it's got a smoky, spicy flavor that really satisfies, without weighing me down like meat dishes. I periodically just like to have a light meal without any meat in it to give my system a break, and it makes me feel very nourished and clean.
This black bean stew is a great dish to make ahead on the weekend and then serve all week—send it to school or work in lunches, and sip on it when you just want a little something to tide you over. I love it with a dollop of sour cream and some scallions, because it adds a really great fresh flavor. You can even spoon some salsa in for a cool kick. And of course, if you want to dress it up as a full meal instead of a more vegetarian side, a little chopped chicken can go a long way in this dish.Ingredients: