Red Beans (Trinidad)

Recipe by WizzyTheStick
READY IN: 12mins
SERVES: 5
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 2
    tablespoons oil
  • 1
    medium onion (rough or finely chopped)
  • 2
    garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 12
    inch square gingerroot (finely chopped)
  • 1
    (10 ounce) can red kidney beans (drained. You can use cooked dried beans but that takes a longer time)
  • 3
    tablespoons ketchup
  • 12
    cup water (or less)
  • salt (optional)
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DIRECTIONS

  • Saute onions garlic and ginger on high heat until fragrant ( about 2 minutes).
  • Add the drained kidney beans, ketchup and 1/2 cup of water and stir.
  • I don't bother adding salt to this, as the brine that the beans were soaked in is sufficient. However if you wish you can salt to taste.
  • Cover and simmer until the sauce has thickened. (About 5-10mins). It depends on how much water you put inches.
  • NB. When cooking in the US and Canada I found that North American ketchups tend to be more tart and acidic than Caribbean ones.
  • For an authentic caribbean flavour, add sugar to the sauce 1 tsp at a time until you get the desired sweetness.
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