Black Eye Bean Stew

Now that both my husband and I are nearing or in our 40s, it is important for me to provide nutritious meals. With our busy lives often leading a healthy lifestyle is challenging. Although we maybe not have time to be as active as we would like to be, at least I can make food that is delicious and good for us too. If you are looking for an alternative ways to cook healthier for your family here is a stew that is hearty, healthy and delicious.

2 cups of black eye beans
4 cups of water
4 cups of chicken or vegetable stock
2 cups of tomato pulp
1 large carrot, chopped
1 onion, diced
1 cup of shredded cabbage
2 celery stalks, chopped
1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tbsp basil
1/2 tbsp thyme
1 tsp sage
olive oil

1. Place black eye beans in a large stock pot, cover with 4 cups of water and boil for 60 minutes or until softened.

2. Once the beans are softened, add the vegetables and stir in the seasonings. Pour the chicken or vegetable stock and tomato pulp in the pot. Simmer for 60 minutes.

3. Season with salt and pepper and splash of olive oil. Serve with crusty bread.


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