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    West African Beans

    Total Time:

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    45 mins

    15 mins

    30 mins

    bayoucritter aka. angela's Note:

    I love this dish! My late husband was from Cameroon (fr.West Africa) He taught me to cook their dishes. When I prepare these recipes, I am thankful for having the opportunity for such a wonderful cultural experience. The more you make this dish, the better you get at it. Actually, the beans are a healthy food and very filling. You can add Meat and make this a one-dish meal. A loaf of french bread is great with it. *062910-thank you toubabou-ke member_id=1342512 for pointing out the palm oil. I do use palm oil but for confusion sake I didn't post it. Just kept it simple for other chefs:P* I have also used coconut oil.

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    Ingredients:

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    Directions:

    1. 1
      In skillet, add Oil, Onion, Garlic.
    2. 2
      Cook on med heat, stirring often.
    3. 3
      When onion is lightly browned, add Tomato Paste.
    4. 4
      Stirring constantly until the Paste has'separated' and is a deep burgundy/brown color.
    5. 5
      Be careful not to let burn!
    6. 6
      Takes about 10-15 minutes.
    7. 7
      Stir in Bean'juice'.
    8. 8
      Then, add the beans, salt and 1cup of the water.
    9. 9
      Let simmer about 10min.
    10. 10
      Stir occasionally.
    11. 11
      When mixture begins to thicken, stir in Cayenne Pepper, to taste and continue to simmer til you have a thick, velvety'sauce'.
    12. 12
      Use remaining water to adjust consistency to your liking.
    13. 13
      Serve over White Rice.
    14. 14
      Yummy!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on June 26, 2010

      We have an exchange student from Central West Africa. I really wanted to give him a taste of home and knew he liked beans and rice but knew there had to be some special way to prepare them. I made this recipe exactly as directed with touch of onion salt and red pepper for a bit more flavor. I served it with roast chicken (his favorite). His smile was the reward. He stated that this dish was served often with the other ingredients that I saw on other reviews...the squash etc. Thank you for blessing a young man far from home with this recipe posting.

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    • on August 05, 2009

      55

      thank you, thank you! i am a returned peace corps volunteer from guinea (and senegal), west africa. while i took the time to learn some of the more "prominent" dishes (yassa poulet, attieke avec poisson frite, etc...), i failed to take into account the daily pleasures of the village fare. i've been missing these and am SO excited to have found them here! ***for added authenticity, try palm oil and a couple pierced "piments" (habaneros), if you're into that sort of thing. again...thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!! FIVE STARS!!!

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    • on February 05, 2010

      55

      This is some good stuff!! And it was very forgiving. I didn't have paste so I made up with extra sauce and only had black eyed peas on had. Also used onion and garlic powder. And it still turned out fantastic.I even got a little heavy handed with the cayenne. But the kids didn't care, they just sweat it out bowl after bowl! I can't wait to make it again and use the suggested ingredients and I'm sure it will be even better!

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    Nutritional Facts for West African Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (135 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 323.3
     
    Calories from Fat 84
    26%
    Total Fat 9.3 g
    14%
    Saturated Fat 1.3 g
    6%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 75.0 mg
    3%
    Total Carbohydrate 54.0 g
    18%
    Dietary Fiber 2.3 g
    9%
    Sugars 1.7 g
    6%
    Protein 4.6 g
    9%

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    white beans

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