Friday, February 9, 2018

Two beans stir fry with a peanut sauce

To be honest, most of the time I'm in a hurry, and even if I love to cook, sometimes I want something that's ready in less than 30 minutes but still delicious, nutritious and quite healthy.
Bonus points if the recipe is cheap, oil free and asian inspired because I love those type of meals :)
This recipe is healthy, flavorful and perfect for any weather. The sauce gives a really nice flavor and creaminess and compliment the simplicity of the veggies...
In my opinion, you should really try this recipe. Let me know if you like it :)


** 200 g (1.6 cups) green beans, chopped (I use frozen)
** 250 g (1.5 cups) preferred kidney beans, cooked
** 150 g (2 cups) napa cabbage, chopped
** 125 g (1 cup) sliced carrots
** 100 g (0.6 cup) sweet red peppers, sliced
** 100 g (0.5 cup) onion, sliced
** 45 g (3 tbsp) peanut butter
** 30 g (2 tbsp) tomato paste
** 10 g (1 tbsp) cornstarch
** 30 – 45 ml (2-3 tbsp) soy sauce or tamari
** 1 tsp garlic powder
** 0.5 tsp black pepper, ground
** 0.25 tsp chili powder (add more if you like heat - I always do)
** 180 ml (0.75 cup) water + more for cooking
** 1 tsp or less sesame oil (optional)

Slice your vegetables and at this point I prefer to slice the stem or the harder part or the napa cabbage leaves separate than the softer leafy part, because their cooking time is different.
Mix the peanut butter, tomato paste and cornstarch until smooth then add the water slowly stirring continuously to form a roux.
In a pan or a wok, on high heat, add a little bit of water then add your carrots, onion and peppers. If you're using fresh beans add them now. If you're using frozen, like me, add them later. Stir them and cook for a about 2 minutes until the veggies start to soften just a little bit.
Add the sliced stems of the napa cabbage and the green beans, beans (thoroughly rinsed if you use canned), spices and the soy sauce and cook for 1-2 more minutes. Add more water if needed Add the rue, stir and cook for about 2-3 more minutes, until the sauce starts to thicken. Add the chopped napa cabbage leaves, stir and you're done!
Enjoy it over rice or noodles or just by itself! It's delicious!

Any nut or seed butter that you prefer instead of peanut butter 

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