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Spicy Black Beans with Fresh Plums

Now that plum season is almost here, this is a great recipe to use them in 
season.  It's a really pretty dish, too.                  

   *  Exported from  MasterCook  *

                    Spicy Black Beans with Fresh Plums
Recipe By     : Almost Vegetarian Cookbook (minor modifications to qualify)
Serving Size  : 4    Preparation Time :0:00
Categories    : 
  Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
--------  ------------  --------------------------------
   4      whole         plum
  1/4	cup		   vegetable broth or liquid for sauteeing		
   1      large         white onions
   1      large         yellow pepper -- cored and diced
   1      large         red pepper -- cored and diced
   2      whole         garlic clove -- crushed
   2                    whole         cloves
   2      teaspoons     ground cumin
   1      teaspoon      oregano -- crumbled
   1      pinch         cayenne pepper
     1/2  cup           cilantro -- minced
   2      teaspoons     fresh lemon juice
   1      teaspoon      honey
   2      cups          cooked black beans -- drained and rinsed
                        to taste      salt
   3      cups          brown rice, cooked

Bring a large pot of water to a boil.  Add the plums and boil for 1 minute to 
loosen the skin.  Remove the plums with a slotted spoon and set them aside to 
cool.  Place the sauteeing liquid in a large skillet.  Add the onion, red and 
yellow peppers, garlic, cloves, cumin, oregano, cayenne pepper, and cilantro. 
 Saute over medium heat, stirring often, until the onion is soft and 
translucent, about 7 minutes.  Peel the plums, remove the pits, and coarsely 
chop the pulp.  Stir the lemon juice, honey, and plum pulp into the onion 
mixture.  Add the beans, stir, and cover.  Turn the heat down to low and 
continue to cook until the peppers are soft, stirring often to prevent 
sticking, about 30 minutes.  Season with salt and serve warm over rice if 
desired at room temperature or well chilled.

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