Total Time
Prep 8 hrs
Cook 2 hrs

Prepare ahead, beans have to be soaked in water for 8 hours. This is a meal in its own, serve with fresh bread. From my Pol Martin cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. heat oil in saucepan over med heat. add vegetables and garlic, stir, cover and cook 6 minutes.
  2. add drained beans and mix. incorporate remaining ingredients. gradually pour in enough cold water to cover beans by 2 1/2inch. season with salt and black pepper.
  3. cook partly covered 2 1/2 hours over med heat. stir several times, adding more water as needed.
  4. serve with fresh bread.
Most Helpful

It was very good, though a little bland. I ate it served over sticky rice, and the rest of my family had added diced sauasage - red beans and rice style. Everyone tought it was a hit.

crissie1019 July 26, 2009

Excellent beans, especially considering that the recipe has no meat at all. I made this for ZWT5 French/Cajun, and I used 1/2 of a medium Vidalia onion instead of shallots, omitting the sage for personal taste; otherwise made exactly as directed. Great served with sliced, toasted baguette, Tabasco sauce and fresh Polish sausage. Thanks!!

KissKiss May 26, 2009