A dear granny friend of mine gave me some lemon basil from her garden. As I had plain boiled black-eyed beans at home, I thought that would be a [very] nice ingredient to add.
I wouldn’t remember anymore how I exactly made this stew, but it would be the usual–first sauteing the garlic and the onion. Then adding the beef mince, sliced sausages, then the capsicum–until it’s fried a little. The tomatoes come next, until the juice starts running. Next would be the seasoning–salt, and I realised I’ve been putting worcestershire sauce in a very small amount, so I added a bit more to give that ‘ooomph’ in my stew. I also added a teaspon of sumach. When all the flavours have melded, the carrots joined in, then after a short while the prepared beans. When the carrots have cooked, and the beans have absorbed the flavours, I added granny’s lemon basil, and some broccoli florets.
I served the dish with microwaved spinach on the side. I rarely praise myself, but this was phenomenal, and felt so healthy too! 💪