This yummy recipe came to me via Runner's World. They claim that this combo of black beans (which pack filling fiber and muscle-building protein) and hot peppers (which may boost calorie burn) can help you lose weight even as you build muscle. And, by the way, it's delicious.
2 tsp. olive oil
1 diced onion
1 sliced carrot
1 lb. beans (soaked overnight and cooked) or 2 15 oz. cans black beans, drained
28 oz. can diced tomatoes
1.5 c. broth (veggie or chicken)
1 c. sliced red pepper
1 Tbs. minced canned chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (see below for what I used instead)
1 tsp. cumin
salt and pepper, to taste
zest of 1 orange
1 Tbs. fresh thyme
I used this sandwich spread in place of the canned chipotle pepper.
Heat the oil in a large pot Cook the onion and carrot for 5-10 minutes, until soft. Add beans, tomatoes, broth, peppers, cumin, salt, and pepper. Simmer 20 minutes.
Stir in orange zest and thyme.
Delicious. And good for you!