In Africa, toasted pumpkinseeds have long been ground and stirred into soups and stews. Here, they add body and a subtle, nutty flavor. Serve this stew with mashed sweet potatoes or over rice.
Cooking Light MARCH 2001
Cook pumpkinseeds in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat 3 minutes or until kernels are toasted and begin to pop. Remove from heat, and cool. Place kernels in a spice or coffee grinder; process until finely ground.
Combine cumin and next 6 ingredients (cumin through black pepper) in a small bowl. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in pan over medium-high heat. Add beef; sauté for 3 minutes or until browned. Remove beef from pan.
Add 1 teaspoon oil to pan. Add the onion, bell pepper, and jalapeño; sauté 4 minutes. Add ground kernels and cumin mixture to pan; cook 1 minute. Stir in beef, carrot, tomatoes, molasses, and broth; bring to a boil. Partially cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes. Add beans; partially cover, and simmer 30 minutes or until meat is tender. Stir in kale; cook 4 minutes or until kale wilts.
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