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1. Gather the ingredients

  • 2 cans of black beans
  • 2 onions
  • 2 jalapeño peppers (optional)
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp chili powder or paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the eyes:

  • 12 large pasta shells
  • a handful of black olives
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tomato paste in a tub

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2. Prep the beans

Wash the canned beans under water and rinse them (you can of course also use dry beans and cook them). Bring to a big ‘witch’ casserole with enough clean water to cover them. Blend. Bring to boil. Lower the temperature to medium heat (350°F). Stir.

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3. Add the vegetables

Chop the onions, tomatoes and garlic and bring them into the pan. Blend. Stir.

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4. Add the spices

Add a spoonful of cumin, and paprika or chili powder and some jalapeño peppers if you like it hot. Stir. Turn off the fire and close the casserole’s lid.

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5. Cook the pasta

Cook the pasta shells al dente, so they stay firm enough to become eyes. Drain.

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6. Make the eyes

Leave the pasta shells to cool down and in the meantime, make an avocado mash and fill each shell with it. Add a black olive in the middle and fill with the tomato paste in a tub (you can also use ketchup). Serve, enjoy, creepy Halloween!

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