This bean and pork stew recipe, spiced with peppery sweet ginger and piquant cumin, is rich in soluble fiber, which helps protect against heart disease.
Combine black beans, broth, and water in a large pot. Bring to boiling. Stir in pork, plantains, frozen vegetables, tomatoes, ginger, cumin, salt, and crushed red pepper.
Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 10 minutes or until the plantains are tender. Serve stew with rice. If desired, sprinkle with additional crushed red pepper and garnish with pineapple slices.
3 starch, 2 1/2 vegetable, 1 1/2 medium-fat protein