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.

 Yummy Beans In Onion Sauce

Yummy Beans In Onion Sauce

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.

Yummy Beans In Onion Sauce

Yummy Beans In Onion Sauce

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


  1. 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.
  2. Put a large pan over medium heat. Add oil.
  3. Add blended onions and pepper sauce/fresh pepper. Stir, at intervals, for 8 minutes. You don’t want it to burn.
  4. Add the beans, salt, and stock cube. Stir to coat the beans thoroughly.
  5. 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!


Hi, my name is Chidinma. I’ve been happily married for 4+ years (actually almost 6 years now), and my husband and I have been trying to have our own children for almost all the time we’ve been married, with no success…yet. We haven’t lost hope (far from it), and we believe it will happen very soon.

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AlwaysT - February 12, 2015

Weldone dear. it has been a while. AT


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