Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 cup 160g / 5.6oz Dried black beans - picked clean

  2. OR 2 cans drained well

  3. 2 teaspoons 10ml Salt

  4. 2 teaspoons 10ml Heavy sweet red pepper - roasted (large)

  5. 1 1/2 cups 93g / 3 1/3oz Thick tomato-based bottled hot salsa

  6. 1 1/2 cups 93g / 3 1/3oz Corn kernels - defrosted frozen, well drained

  7. 3 Green onion - trimmed and sliced

  8. 1 cup 237ml Canned tomato juice

  9. 1/2 cup 8g / 1/3oz Minced cilantro

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. *SPEEDY TIME SAVING STEP: Skip cooking beans. Use canned black beans instead, make sure they are drained well. Proceed with recipe.

  2. In a medium bowl, combine the beans with water to cover by at least 3 inches and let them soak overnight.

  3. Drain the beans. In a medium saucepan, combine the beans with water to cover by at least 3 inches. Set over medium heat, bring to a simmer, and cook uncovered, stirring once or twice, for 30 minutes. Stir in the salt and cook another 20 to 30 minutes, or until just tender. Drain and cool them.

  4. In the open flame of a gas burner or under a preheated broiler, roast the pepper, turning it often, until the peel is charred. In a closed paper bag, or in a bowl covered with a plate, steam the pepper until cool (about 20 minutes). Rub away the charred peel, stem and core the pepper, and cut the flesh into a 1/4 inch dice.

  5. In a medium bowl, combine the beans, roasted red pepper, bottled salsa, corn and green onions. Add enough tomato juice to give the mixture a loose, salsa like texture (the amount will depend on the thickness of the bottled salsa you have chosen). Stir in the cilantro. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Adjust the seasoning. This salsa can be prepared up to two days ahead.


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