Aromatic African Red Beans

Recipe by magpie diner
READY IN: 1hr 10mins
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Pick through beans to remove any bad ones. Soak in plenty of water, overnight if possible (about 6 hours minimum). Don't add salt at this stage, it will only make the beans tough.
  • Ready to cook - drain and rinse the beans thoroughly then place them in a large pot with the 8 cups of fresh water, the onion, celery, and bay leaves.
  • Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Cook over low heat for about an hour or until the beans are tender.
  • Stir and mash beans against side of pan, leaving some whole.
  • Add green pepper, garlic, parsley, thyme and seasonings to taste. Cook uncovered over low heat until almost creamy for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove bay leaves before serving over some hot cooked brown rice.
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