Yummy Beans In Onion Sauce
This recipe is my mother’s recipe, almost verbatim. I have made something similar to this before, with kidney beans and tomatoes. You can find that recipe here. This one, however, doesn’t use tomatoes or kidney beans. I love this version-the beans are so soft, almost buttery. As I delve deeper into cookery, I’m finding that one of the easiest ways to add flavour to a sauce or stew is onions-LOTS. OF. ONIONS.
When I called my mom to get the recipe, I was almost shocked by the amount of onions she stated I should use fo such a small amount of beans. I thought it would be all onion-y. She laughed and told me to obey before complaining. Boy, o boy!, I am really glad I went with her recipe. It doesn’t taste of too much onions at all. If anything, the onions gave the beans a sweet undertone, almost like I was eating Oloyin (Honey beans). Yum!!!
After this recipe, I’ve started using more onions in my stews, and the taste factor has increased to 10/10. Omo!!! I had no idea red onions were so flavourful. If you’re reading this recipe and thinking the onions might be too much for you, please do as I did-OBEY BEFORE COMPLAINING.
Servings: 2-3 Difficulty: Easy
- 3 cups of cooked beans
- 5 large red onions, cleaned and quartered
- 3 tablespoons of peppersauce (I keep this in my freezer, so I always have it at hand. If you don’t have any, add 1 more onion, and use 3 fresh atarodo/scotch bonnet)
- 1 teaspoon of salt
- 1 single stock cube
- 3 tablespoons of olive oil
- Blend the onions with as little water as possible-this is crucial. Better still, grind first, to get the juices from the onion going, then blend.
- Put a large pan over medium heat. Add oil.
- Add blended onions and pepper sauce/fresh pepper. Stir, at intervals, for 8 minutes. You don’t want it to burn.
- Add the beans, salt, and stock cube. Stir to coat the beans thoroughly.
- Simmer for 2 minutes, and serve.
Note: I love the beans as is, but if you want a saucier outcome, add 1/4 cup of water, let it simmer for 1 minute, then serve.
There you go. The ingredient list is really short, all those effizy spices are not included-the onions are more than enough. Enjoy!