Thursday, May 28, 2015

Black Bean Torta with Chipotle Mayo

This is another recipe adapted from one in Thug Kitchen.  I have mentioned before that I love black beans which is why I was inspired to try out this recipe.  I was also interested in the coconut chipotle mayo which is absolutely delicious and compliments the sandwich very well.  My husband liked the mayo so much he put it on a roast beef sandwich because there was plenty leftover.  Having a great bread to eat these on and ripe tomatoes and avocados goes without saying, but just makes the whole experience better.

Coconut Chipotle Mayo
1/2 cup coconut milk
3 tablespoons chipotle Tabasco sauce
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon ground chia seeds
1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
pinch of salt

Black Bean Sandwiches
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium onion, finely chopped
3 cloves garlic, finely diced
1 1/2 tablespoons chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin
2 15 oz. cans black beans, drained and rinsed (for spice I sometimes will use black beans with jalapenos)
1 1/2 cups vegetable stock
juice of 1 lime
salt to taste

Additional Ingredients:
4 crusty rolls

To make the mayo:  Put all the ingredients into a blender and mix until well combined, about 1 minute.  Taste to see if it is spicy enough.  Add more hot sauce to taste.  Pour into a small bowl and refrigerate until the sandwiches are ready.

Heat the olive oil in a medium pot over medium heat.  When the oil is hot, add the onions and saute until the onions are golden brown, about 5-6 minutes.  Add the garlic, chili powder and cumin and cook for 1 minute.  Add the beans and broth and stir everything together.  Bring to a simmer and then turn down heat to low to keep the mixture simmering.  When the mixture has thickened, use an immersion blender and blend it together.  It should be the consistency of guacamole.  Add the lime juice.  Taste then add salt to taste.  Adjust any flavorings.

To assemble, take a roll and on one side add the coconut chipotle mayo.  One the other side add the black beans.  Add lettuce, tomatoes and avocado.  Put the sandwich together.

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