Easy Curried Heirloom Beans

READY IN: 1hr 25mins
Recipe by COOKGIRl

From www.ranchogordo.com. This recipes uses heirloom scarlet runner beans. Christmas limas or runner cannellini heirloom beans can be substituted instead if you wish. The cooked beans make excellent filling for burritos; perfect for brown bagging it to work-cheap and delicious!

Top Review by LaJuneBug

This is an easy recipe and tasty (even with the regular grocery store beans). I soaked and cooked dried cannellini beans in my crock pot according to recipe#354834. This dish is good warm or cold and is great even for those of us without the bean pots or heirloom beans. Thanks for posting!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In 3 quart saucepan boil water.
  2. Add the dried beans. Boil beans until tender, but not mushy. Cook al dente.
  3. While beans are cooking, heat oil in heavy skillet over medium heat.
  4. Fry onions about 3 minutes. Add garlic. Fry another minute until garlic softens.
  5. Add curry powder and fry for about 3 minutes, moving onions and garlic around in pan so they don't burn. Add more oil if necessary.
  6. Turn down heat, add cooked beans, drained. IMPORTANT! *RESERVE* 1 cup cooking bean liquid ("pot liquor").
  7. Mix onion sauce with beans. Thin mixture to taste with the reserved cooking water. Cover with lid and simmer on low for at least 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  8. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve. Can be served with plain basmati rice or your favorite Mexican rice!

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