Persian Kidney Beans

Total Time
Prep 12 mins
Cook 40 mins

A great vegetarian entree, this is a little bit spicy but can be adjusted to taste. Adapted from a recipe by Molly Katzen.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large pan; add onion and saute until tender, about 5 minutes.
  2. Add salt and other spices and cook for 5 minutes more, stirring.
  3. Stir in fruit juices, mixing well.
  4. Add tomato paste, blending in, and bring to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.
  5. Add rinsed beans and peppers and cook for 20 minutes more, or until heated through and flavors have blended.
  6. Serve stuffed inside of split pita rounds like a sandwich.


Most Helpful

i left out the oj and it was still wonderful. Thanks!

kiskatara July 18, 2007

Yum. I halved this and left off the jalapenos. Really great flavor. The kids were not huge fans but they prefer plain food and don't always recognize how good something really is! I served this over pearl barley and I liked the combination of almost sweet beans and the creamy pearl barley.

ladypit May 30, 2007

We really like this at our house especially my 7 year old son). Easy to make, slightly sweet, quite an unusual flavor. I usually serve over rice with a side salad.

tamara.packer October 21, 2006

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