Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Make hunger thy sauce, as a medicine for health." -Socrates

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This stew has a number of steps, but it's actually pretty easy, and it only uses one pot so clean up is quick and easy. It has it all: veggies, beans, whole grains, good quality oil and lean meat. Five categories from Mediterranean style diet in one stew pot. Simple, tasty and great for you.


Black Bean and Corn Stew

Servings: 4 | Serving size: about 2 cups

Cooking Time: 60 Minutes

This recipe can easily be multiplied and makes great leftovers. Serve over Brown Rice or with Baked Tortilla Chips.

Black Bean and Corn Stew recipe from Dr. Gourmet


  • 1 large red bell pepper
  • 2 medium poblano peppers
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 lb boneless skinless chicken thighs (cut into 1 inch cubes)
  • 2 ears fresh corn (cut kernels from cob)(or 2 cups frozen corn, thawed)
  • 2 medium onions (diced)
  • 1 15-ounce can no salt added black beans (drained and rinsed)
  • 4 cups no salt added vegetable or chicken stock
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • fresh ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 4 Tbsp reduced fat sour cream

Preheat the oven to 325°F.

Place the red pepper and the poblano in the oven and roast for 20 to 25 minutes until the skin is slightly charred.

Remove and place in a paper bag to cool.

While the peppers are roasting, place 1 teaspoon of the oil in a large sauce pan or small soup pot over medium high heat and add the chicken thighs.

Cook until well browned and remove to a bowl.

Place the corn kernels in the pan and cook until slightly browned.

Remove to the bowl with the chicken.

Add the second teaspoon of oil to the pot and then the diced onion.

Cook for about 5 minutes stirring frequently.

Add the black beans, vegetable stock, salt, pepper, cumin, chili powder and paprika to the pot and stir.

Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for about 20 to 25 minutes until the beans are slightly soft.

Remove one cup of the bean and onion mixture and put aside with the corn and chicken.

Using a blender or stick blender, puree the remaining black beans and onions until smooth.

Return to the pot with the chicken, corn, and reserved black beans, and reduce the heat to low.

While the stew is simmering, remove the skin and seeds from the peppers (discarding the skin and seeds) and dice the flesh into 1/2-inch pieces.

When ready to serve, mix in the peppers and place a dollop of sour cream onto each serving. Serve over Brown Rice or with Baked Tortilla Chips.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: about 2 cups

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 369  
% Daily Value
Total Fat 10g 13%
    Saturated Fat 3g 13%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 453mg 20%
Total Carbohydrates 39g 14%
    Dietary Fiber 10g 36%
    Sugars 7g
Protein 32g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 68%
Calcium 4% Iron 8%
Vitamin K 11mcg Potassium 689mg
Magnesium 68mg