African Beans

"Nb. The recipe calls for dry beans, I use tinned, approx. 420gr size, and if I haven’t got black-eyed I use cannelli or borlotti or any smallish white bean; cuts down on cooking time This is a vegetarian dish intended as a main meal, but it makes a great side dish as well. A good variation is to add sautéed sliced mushrooms with the onions, and I usually add garlic as well. Its good served immediately, but if you refrigerate and heat the next day its even better."
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  • Cook dry beans according to instructions on packet. (No need with canned beans).
  • Sauté onions until they are soft and clear.
  • Add tomato paste, coconutcream and seasonings, stirring over a gentle heat until they form a smooth and creamy sauce.
  • Drain beans and add to sauce. Allow to simmer gently for 15 minutes or so, stirring from time to time.
  • Serve on brown or white rice accompanied by a salad.
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  1. Annacia
    I used small white beans and just 1tsp of Splenda brown and they came out delicious. I think that I didn't really need even that. The coconut cream was a unique thing to use with beans for me to use with beans but I'm so glad that I tried this. Thank you Karen for expanding my horizons. :D
  2. threeovens
    Yum! I made these in the slow cooker using a can of field peas with green beans. Field peas are black-eyed peas, but they are quite smaller. I just left out the brown sugar since I am not trying to add any more sugar to my food. I did not find them as sweet as baked beans. Just delicious!
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  4. DailyInspiration
    A lovely vegetable dish which can be used as a main course with the brown rice. I must say I wasn't too sure about using blackeyed peas with this sauce, but it really works. I often use coconut milk in my dishes, but the coconut cream is sooo much more flavorful. The balance of the sauce ingredients really imparted a nice aromatic flavor to it. Added a tsp. more brown sugar to the ingredients, but otherwise made just as directed. Will definitely make this dish again as we enjoy vegetarian dishes that can be served as the main course. Made for PRMR, October, 2013.
  5. Mia in Germany
    This is a very nice recipe which I will make again! Used tinned cannelli beans but otherwise made as suggested. Plus the garlic ;-) DH really liekd this one! Thanks for posting!<br/>Made for I Recommend.

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