i always end up making this meal for friends after they have had a baby. i'm not sure why - i think because it is easy so i know if i promise a meal and then my day goes horribly wrong, i will still (probably) be able to make this meal (just!). i also know that post-baby people can be brought a lot of lasagne's, shepherd's pies and beef stew type meals and can end up craving some beans and veg. so this one is on the lighter side and very tasty. black beans are one of my favourites.
1. chop and saute a big onion, 4 strips of British bacon, a red pepper, a green pepper, a stick of celery.
2. add a box of ready-cooked black beans, a tin of chopped tomatoes, a tsp chilli powder, a sprinkle of salt and pepper and simmer for 20mins
serve with rice and a big dollop of soured cream on top