Chili Crisp Bean Stew

I’m always looking for recipes that are:
– tasty
– satisfying
– and use up ingredients we already have.

I made this chili crisp recipe on stream a while ago, but it’s SO SPICY that we hardly use it. This chili crisp bean stew recipe looked like the perfect way to use it up that wouldn’t be overwhelmingly spicy!

chili crisp bean stew

Son went into this thinking that this was going to be SUCH a boring meal, but we both loved it. The beans, barley, and kale make it hearty enough to be satisfying, and the chili crisp adds plenty of excitement for your taste buds! It still burns… but in the best possible way. Yum.

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Chili Crisp Bean Stew

from I Am A Food Blog

  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 2 tbsp chili crisp or chili oil
  • 1 (15 oz) can white beans
  • 2 cups vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 cup cooked pearl barley
  • 2-3 kale leaves, stemmed and ripped into bite sized pieces
  • 1 cup cilantro, roughly chopped
  • salt and fresh-ground black pepper
  • soft-boiled eggs
Cooking Directions
  1. In a pot over medium-high heat, heat the oil until it shimmers. Add the garlic and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until soft and lightly golden, 3-4 minutes.
  2. Stir in the chili crisp and beans. Cook until the beans start to break down and are coated with the chili oil. Lightly mash some of the beans to help thicken the stew.
  3. Add the broth and cooked barley, and bring to a simmer. Cook, stirring occasionally, until desired thickness is reached, 15-20 minutes.
  4. Stir in the kale and cook until just wilted. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  5. Serve with chopped cilantro and eggs. Garnish with additional chili crisp, if desired.

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