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Apple And Black Bean Picadillo

Type: Vegetables
Serves: 6 people

Recipe Ingredients

2   Orange zest - (4x1-inc)
4 tablespoons 60mlPeanut or safflower oil - julienned into slivers
4   Onions - coarsely chopped (medium)
1/2 cup 80g / 2.8ozRaisins or currants
2 tablespoons 30mlGarlic - chopped
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlCinnamon
  Salt to taste - optional
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlGround cloves
1 teaspoon 5mlGround pepper
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlAllspice
2 lbs 908g / 32ozVery lean beef - chopped or
1/2 teaspoon 2.5mlNutmeg - preferably freshly grated
1   Ital. Plum tomatoes - (35 oz)
2   Tart apples; peeled - cored (large), chopped and cubed
3   Canned jalapeno peppers
1 can  Black beans - (16 oz), drained and sliced into rings, rinsed
1   Green chilies - (4 oz), choppe
1/4 cup 59mlCapers - drained

Recipe Instructions

In a large saute pan over moderately high heat, heat the oil until rippling; add the onions, garlic, salt (optional), and pepper and saute stirring frequently until onions are just golden. 

Add the meat and cook, stirring until it loses its red color.  Stir in the tomatoes, jalapenos, orange zest, raisins, and the spices. Simmer, uncovered 20-30 minutes. 

Ten minutes before serving, mix in the apples, beans, and capers, stir and simmer over low heat so that apples do not become mushy.  Transfer to deep serving bowl or covered dish and serve with rice.

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