Easy Bean Sauce

This is another recipe I adapted from my mum’s kitchen. She would make her version of this sauce for yam, plantains, and potatoes. She always had cooked beans in her freezer, and we loved this sauce so much that everytime we saw the frozen beans out, one of us would ask “are you making that sauce?”

Easy Bean Sauce

Easy Bean Sauce

You know how some men are so macho and indifferent when it comes to food? My dad is kinda like that. Not when it comes to beans sha, and especially not with this sauce.

My mum’s version didn’t use canned beans (canned beans are soooooo cheap in Next SuperStore, so I stock well up), and she didn’t use tomatoes, only a pepper sauce. It was overwhelmingly delicious, and, as I think about it now, I’m going to make her version really soon. Fantastico!

Making Easy Bean Sauce

This sauce doesn’t need a whole lot of persuasion from me for you to make it. Just look at that rich sauce on your screen. You know you want to make it. You can eat it alone as well, or with bread. Gawd! Food!!!!!!!

Kobi, my nephew, wasn’t left out of this delicious meal. I simply mashed some yam and sauce for him. I should have taken pictures of his contented face and big tummy. He loved it. Score for me!

Easy Bean Sauce

This serves 4


  • 1 can of beans (any beans will do, I used kidney beans). You can use 2 cups of your own cooked beans
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 1 can of peeled plum tomatoes (also really cheap at Next) or 5 large tomatoes(chop them)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 3 atarodo/scotch bonnet, chopped


Rinse and drain the beans if using canned beans. Set aside.

Heat oil in a wok over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add onions.

Sauteé onions for 2 minutes, then add tomatoes and atarodo. Cook for 4 minutes, using wooden spoon to smash the tomatoes.

Add 3/4 cup of water and salt. Mix and cook for 1 minute.

If using canned beans, add them now, simmer for 5 minutes, using a wooden spoon to mash some of the beans.

If using your own cooked beans, add the beans 2 minutes before taking the sauce off the heat. Mash some of the beans as well.


Easy Bean Sauce Recipe


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muma - April 25, 2016

Really nice, i still have some days , will try it but will use raw kidney beans , the color you get after cooking will make Τ̣̣ђё sauce more tantalising. Though rew kidney beans takes more time to cook dan ordinary beans

    Chidinma - April 26, 2016

    Where did you get raw kidney beans? I don’t mind laying my hands on some.

amakaasogwa - April 26, 2016

Nice one Deema. Will definitely try this out, am sure it will be a winner (even with rice)

    Chidinma - April 26, 2016

    Do you know it never occured to me to try it with rice? Thanks…

      amakaasogwa - April 28, 2016

      Testimony Time!!!!!!
      So it tried this recipe this weekend with yam hmmm!!!! everyone cleared their plate. Rice coming up next.
      Thanks Deema another innovative sauce.

muma - April 28, 2016

Deema, hmmmmmh with rice is superb. Pls try it.
I buy it from the one particular shop in dis our city lol. A cup is 50naira.

    Chidinma - April 28, 2016

    I’m jealous o. Never seen it raw. And it’s cheap too. Na wa o.

muma - April 29, 2016

Maybe next time if am sending stuffs to my sis , i will get some for you but you have to go to her house to pick it , guess your sis knows her house

betty - April 29, 2016

This is good o so yummy

muma - April 29, 2016

Expect it soon. It will be a surprise. Lol

Twingirls - April 30, 2016

I simply can’t help it, this is d 2nd time I’m making it this week, apart from its so so fast to make, its wonderfully yummy and a great way to eat beans for a beans hater like me.

Weldone Deema, I’m loving it

    Chidinma - April 30, 2016

    Yippee! I love to hear such news. I’m glad it’s helping you eat more beans.

muma - May 7, 2016

Deema, i sent you a mail. Pls reply

Ejiro - May 10, 2016

Tried it, loved it and so did my household. My hubby had a second helping. Even my 3 year old daughter ate all of one large slice of yam with the sauce! A feat I tell you!! Thanks dear.

Esther - May 17, 2016

You are very blessed and gifted! Thank you for sharing this wonderful website …..

    Chidinma - May 17, 2016

    Thank you, Esther, for visiting, and for the lovely comment

Favored gal - July 21, 2016

Hi deema long time
Made this but added some carrot as well

Victor U - May 2, 2017

Stumbled upon this website today, and I’m so gonna try this one


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