Smoky Baked Beans

Smoky Baked Beans

Cook and Prep Time: 60-70 minutes

Serves: 6-8

You Need

  • 2 28oz. cans Black Beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 Yellow Onion, diced
  • 6-8 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper, diced
  • 1 T Chili Powder
  • 1-2 t Dried Oregano
  • 1 t Ground Mustard
  • 2 t Ground Cumin
  • 2 t Smoked Paprika
  • 1 T Miso Paste
  • 2 T Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 2 T Maple Syrup
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • Vegetable Stock or 1-2 Extra Virgin Olive Oil, for sautéing

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Preheat your oven to 350˚F.
  2. Set a Dutch oven or large, oven-friendly pot to medium heat.  Once hot, add the onion, pepper, and garlic.  Cook for about 5 minutes, until the onion is translucent.
  3. Add the spices (ground mustard, chili powder, dried oregano, ground cumin, smoked paprika), and cook for 1 minute, until fragrant.
  4. Add the miso paste, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and black beans.  Add just enough water to cover the beans.  Stir to combine.
  5. Transfer your pot to the oven, and bake for 50-60 minutes, until the sauce has thickened.
  6. Serve with tacos or as the side at a barbecue.  Enjoy!

Baba Ganoush

Simple Baba Ganoush

Cook and Prep Time: 40 minutes

You Need

  • 2 Eggplants, cut into ½-inch planks
  • 4 cloves Garlic, halved
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • ¼ cup Tahini
  • 1 tbsp. Miso Paste
  • 2 tsp. Ground Cumin
  • 1 tsp. Smoked Paprika
  • Water, as needed
  • Salt & Pepper, to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (optional)
  • Chopped Basil or Mint, for garnish

DIRECTIONS

  1. Rinse and chop the produce accordingly.  Preheat your oven to 425˚F. Line 1 baking tray.
  2. Cut slits into your eggplant.  Stuff the slits with the garlic halves.
  3. Add garlic and eggplant slices to your baking tray.  Roast for 30-35 minutes, until very soft, flipping halfway.
  4. While roasting, combine the rest of your ingredients, except the water, to a food processor, and pulse until smooth.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  6. Add eggplant and water (as needed) to your food processor.  Pulse everything together until smooth.
  7. Serve with crudité, as a side, or as dip.  Garnish with parsley or mint.  Enjoy!