Chipotle Kale Bean Stew


Chipotle kale bean stew

Do you have days when you want a healthy, tasty, satisfying meal but are short on time? Well, try this kale bean stew recipe!

This recipe is easy, quick, uses only one cooking pot (so less washing up!) and it is economical too; using store-cupboard basics and veggies lurking in the vegetable drawer.


  1. 1 tbsp coconut oil
  2. 2 medium red onions, finely diced
  3. 2 large carrot, diced
  4. 2 red pepper, finely diced
  5. 2 tbsp dried thyme
  6. 1 tbsp sweet paprika
  7. 1 tbsp tomato purée
  8. 1 x 400g black beans, drained
  9. 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice
  10. 1 1/2 tbsp milled chia seeds or 1 tbsp Pulsin protein powder (I use pea or soya).
  11. 5 plump garlic cloves, minced
  12. 3 celery stalks, finely diced
  13. 2 large sweet potatoes, diced
  14. 1 1/2 tbsp dried oregano
  15. 1/2 tsp chipotle powder or 1 tsp chipotle paste
  16. 750ml vegetable stock
  17. 1 x 400g can of black-eyed beans, drained
  18. 150g black kale, finely sliced
  19. Salt & pepper
  20. To garnish: freshly chopped parsley , ground flaxseed.



  • Melt coconut oil in a large non-stick pot.
  • Add the minced garlic and chopped red onion, brown for about 2 mins before adding the chopped celery, carrot and sweet potato. Cook for a further 2 mins before adding in the diced red pepper.
  • Add the herbs and spices, and mix for about 30 secs before adding in the stock, tomato purée black-eyed beans and black beans. Simmer for 20 mins.
  • Add the chopped black kale and cook for a further 4 mins. Add lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in milled chia seeds or 1 tbsp protein powder (pea or soya bean derived work well) to thicken the sauce.
  • Serve with a garnish of chopped parsley
  • Optional: serve with a sprinkle of ground flaxseed to boost the nutrient content.


Hello! I am So from SOBODYUK. I am a gym bunny, healthy food blogger & a geeky scientist! These days my lab is the kitchen! I love creating delicious, healthy, wholefood, clean-eating, nutrition-dense recipes to maximise performance & health. My recipes include paleo, low carb, vegan, vegetarian, gluten free.

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