Black Bean, Hominy, and Kale Stew

  • BlueToBlue Posted: 03/02/13
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    Fremont, CA

    This came out great; I liked it a lot better than I expected to, especially since it is meatless. I think maybe it was the tomatillos that made it so good. I subbed a can of pinto beans for one can of black beans because I like pintos better. I also subbed mustard greens for the kale because that's what we had growing in the garden. I couldn't find poblanos, so subbed Anaheim chiles. Also skipped the jalepeno and just added some red pepper flakes. I subbed chicken broth for the vegetable broth (veggie broth is always so weak) and I subbed reduced fat jarlsberg for the cheddar (it's what we had in the fridge). Even my SO, who is a dedicated carnivore and usually uninspired by vegetables, liked it. I would definitely make it again.

  • ellie31773 Posted: 03/06/13
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    I can't wait to make this again. It's one of my favorite soups ever, and so easy. The only change I made was to add about 1/4 tsp. of Walkers Point seasoning blend (kind of spicy) from the Spice House.

  • Siobhann Posted: 03/10/13
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    Really wonderfully filling and satisfying. I worried about using a whole jalapeño and only used a half-should have used the whole one. The tomatillos were such a great addition as were the roasted chili's. I don't eat dairy but added slices of avocado that made the dish creamy. I will definitely make this again!

  • medlefsen Posted: 03/11/13
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    Really good! Would absolutely make this again! My husband, who's a meat and potatoes guy, liked it a lot!!

  • IoneTaylor Posted: 03/14/13
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    This gets 5 stars for being healthy and nutritious. It tasted good and was satisfying; however, it was a little time intensive. It also wasn't as delicious as I'd hoped it would be. I used homemade turkey stock instead of the veggie broth. I also roasted the poblanos using Rick Bayless' method of charring them over the flame of a gas burner. Otherwise I followed the recipe as written.

  • StephanieLark Posted: 04/16/13
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    LOVED this soup, was better then I thought it was going to be. I skipped the jalapenos and just kept the seeds in the poblanos which was just the right level of spice. I did use about a quart of extra broth to make it more soupy vs more thick like a stew. Little labor intensive, but worth the effort.

  • LauraFry Posted: 02/21/13
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    Looking for more veggie recipes I was intrigued by this one. I eliminated the ground red pepper but otherwise pretty much stuck to it. Very satisfying flavors and allowed me to use hominy which I never had before. Although it seemed a bit work intensive, it didn't take that long and was ok for a weeknight dinner

  • carolfitz Posted: 02/23/13
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    Very good. Made to recipe BUT not meatless only because we had two chorizo links in the fridge that needed to go. So skinned & chopped them bean-size and added along with garlic. Topped stew with crumbled queso fresco and served with low-fat cheddar/flour tortilla quesadillas. Great colors & flavors.

  • tbarwell Posted: 04/29/13
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    I just got done making this and it is fabulous! I added a little more garlic just because we love garlic and added three chili peppers and two jalapenos. This one is going into the meatless Monday file.

  • Dlindley Posted: 03/12/14
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    This was delicious! Very filling and flavorful. Hubby was a little resistant as it is a vegetarian soup but he loved it! The hominy and tomatillos really make this dish. Will go into permanent rotation.

  • shandobando Posted: 03/04/14
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    Simply delish! Good weeknight meal. Thickened stew based on family preference. Also added some light kielbasa. Added to my weeknight menu rotation.

  • brighteyes8 Posted: 09/23/13
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    Hearty, nutritious, and tasty. It's a symphony of different flavors and textures, and none dominates. Subbed chicken broth for the veggie broth, and also roasted poblanos by spearing them next to the stem with a meat fork and roasting them in a gas stove flame. Otherwise made as written. Would be even better with warm tortillas, biscuits, or other bread. This is a great workhorse soup for improving your nutrition!

  • pinkbadgers Posted: 04/19/14
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    Good, solid recipe. Topped with lots of queso fresco.

  • BlueeyedSara7 Posted: 01/08/14
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    Really good, flavorful, hearty stew that I will make again. I thought that I had vegetable broth on hand but had to use my homemade chicken stock instead but that was the only change to the recipe.

  • Kimc1967 Posted: 05/16/14
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    I followed the recipe exactly, except I used 1/2 chicken broth and 1/2 vegetable broth. I prepped the poblanos and tomatillos in the morning which helped with the prep time for dinner. Served with warm tortillas. The combination of flavors was wonderful!

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