Stewed Beans is always, always a hit. This particular recipe tastes a little like baked beans but even better. If you have hung around here long enough you would have noticed that Beans is one of my personal favs if not my only fav. You see while people like my Mr K are after rice. My first born and I will be hustling for beans. I can hear you say who does that??
Well looks like my son and I and a little of my Ada (First daughter). This recipe is slightly similar to the Ghanaian Red Red recipe I shared some months back, The difference is that I don’t add fish or crayfish to my Nigerian Stewed beans. Some Nigerians do. Personally I am not a fan of adding crayfish to my Beans. The Ghanaian Red Red was delicious but I still like my beans without crayfish so I don’t cook my beans that way on the regular.
I have mentioned before that there are only 3 Beans Super Cooks and they are me, my mom and mom-in-law ???. So if you think you are a Beans Super Cook ngwanu comment below and tell me why?
I know you are an amazing cook but beans needs some super powers to achieve greatness so just try this recipe I am sharing today, even your toddler will fall in love ?. But if you are one of those who has mastered the art of beans cooking. Welcome to the club!!! ? The Beans Super Cook Club. ?
You may be wondering.... why share another beans recipe with so many already on the blog? Here is why, I believe in variety, and one of the reasons for this blog is to show anyone how easy cooking can be and how delightfully tasty Nigerian food is. So there is always an option for you and one for me. Besides how delicious this recipe is, another plus is that it comes together super fast because of the use of precooked beans. if you do not have already cooked beans, then please plan this meal ahead and start cooking your beans earlier like in the other beans recipes shared here in the blog.
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Nigerian Stewed Beans Porridge
- 3 Cups of black eyed peas (Precooked but make sure to measure before cooking)
- 2 medium onions
- 1 habanero pepper chopped
- 1 170g/6oz can organic tomato paste
- ¾ cup cooking oil of choice. (I used vegetable oil)
- 1 cup meat stock or water for the tomato sauce.
- Salt/ bouillon to taste
- Heat up oil in a Sauce pan, then sauté onions till translucent and fragrant.
- Add the Tomato paste, breaking it up as you stir. Stir continuously for about a minute to prevent burning.
- Then add the water or meat stock, and seasoning.
- Lower heat to a simmer and allow to simmer till it thickens a bit. Takes about 2 minutes.
- Pour stew into your pot of beans. Mix till well combined. Taste for seasoning and adjust accordingly.
- Add ¼ cup of water stir. Allow beans to simmer, when the food bubbles up to the surface, stir and turn off heat.
- Serve warm with pap, garri or plantains. This can be enjoyed on it's own too.