Another delight from David and Stephen Flynn.


  • 1 red onion
  • 4 cloves of garlic
  • 1 red pepper
  • 1 yellow pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground chilli or 1 whole fresh chilli
  • 2 medium leeks
  • 2 tblsp oil
  • 1 tsp cumin seed
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1 x 400g tins of black beans
  • 2 x 400g tins of chopped tomatoes
  • 100g tomato pure´e
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • ¼ teaspoon smoked paprika
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 tblsp honey
  • 20g fresh coriander
  • Juice of ½ a lime

For the Happy Pear Guacamole (makes about 700g):

  • 4 ripe avocados (ripe but not bruised)
  • 2 limes
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • ½ a medium red onion
  • 5 cherry tomatoes
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ½ tsp salt
  • A pinch of chilli powder
  • A pinch of freshly ground black pepper
  • A small bunch of fresh coriander


  1. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic. Deseed the peppers, and the fresh chilli if using, and slice them with the leeks (including the green parts).
  2. Heat the oil in a big pan and fry the onion and garlic on a medium heat for 5 minutes, stirring regularly to ensure they don't get burnt. Add the sliced leeks and peppers along with the chilli, cumin seed and salt, and fry for a further 5 minutes.
  3. Drain the black beans and rinse thoroughly. Add to the pan with the tinned tomatoes, tomato pure?e, ground coriander, ground cumin, paprika, black pepper and honey. Turn the heat to high and bring to the boil, then reduce the heat and leave to simmer for a further 10 minutes.
  4. Finely chop the fresh coriander and stir through with the lime juice. Taste, and season with more salt and pepper if needed.
  5. For the Happy Pear Guacamole, halve the avocados and take out the stones.
  6. Slice them crosswise into little squares while still in their skins.
  7. Spoon out the avocado flesh and pop it into a bowl.
  8. Squeeze in the lime juice.
  9. Peel and finely dice the garlic and red onion.
  10. Slice and dice the cherry tomatoes. Add both to the bowl.
  11. Add the cumin, salt, chilli powder and black pepper.
  12. Chop the coriander and add that too.
  13. Taking a fork, mix all the ingredients together, mashing out any large chunks. Enjoy!