Black Bean Chili with Oranges

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Title: Black Bean Chili with Oranges
Yield: 6 Servings
Categories: Main Dishes, Chili


2 lg Onions, chopped
2 Cloves garlic, pressed or
1 tb Salad oil
2 qt Regular-strength chicken
1 lb Dried black beans, sorted
-for debris and rinsed
1 tb Coriander seed
1 ts Whole allspice
1 ts Dried oregano leaves
3/4 ts Crushed dried hot red
6 Cardamom pods, hulls remove
-(1/4 tsp seed).
2 1/2 lb Oranges for zest, juice,

Combine in onions, garlic, and oil in a lidded 6 quart sauce pan, over high
heat. Stir often until onions are tinged with brown, about 8 minutes. Add
remaining ingredients, but not zest, juice, or slices, to onions, etc., and
bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to simmer. Cover and simmer
until beans are tender to bite, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours.

While beans simmer, remove 2 teaspoons zest, squeeze 1/2 cup juice, remove
peel and white membrane from rest of fruit and slice thinly crosswise,
removing seeds. After the beans become tender, raise heat to high, uncover,
and boil until most of the liquid evaporates, about 10 ~ 15 minutes.
(Reduce the heat and stir occasionally as mixture thickens.) Remove beans
from heat and stir in 1 tsp zest and the 1/2 C juice. Ladle beans into
serving bowls. Place the sliced fruit equally on top of the beans in each
bowl. Add to taste: sour cream, fresh cilantro sprigs, salt. Garnish with
the remaining 1 tsp zest.