Beans in Red Sauce
2 portions 500g
300 Calories per portion
|+ Very low in saturated fat
+ No cholesterol
+ Very high in dietary fiber
+ High in iron
+ High in manganese
+ High in magnesium
+ High in niacin
+ Very high in potassium
+ High in riboflavin
+ Very high in vitamin A
+ High in vitamin B6
+ Very high in vitamin C
1 cup [ 200g ] butter beans
can of tomato paste
1 stock cube
1 Add a cup of dry beans to a bowl, cover with plenty of water and let them soak overnight.
2 On the next day, rinse them well, transfer into a cooking pot and cover with 4 cups of fresh water. Add a stock cube.
3 Cook covered on medium heat for an hour.
4 Add a can of tomato paste, mix, cover again and cook for another 30 minutes.
5 Take off the heat and put aside, still covered, to let the beans soak in the juices and finish cooking. And they are ready to eat.
- Can be served with cubed ham.
- Pick a better tomato paste, they often come with spices and onions already included and they are not expensive. They even sometimes come with sliced olives and those taste delicious. If you see any herbs already added to the tomato paste go for parsley.
- Beans can be done in a slow cooker or they can be baked in the oven in the last 30 minutes after initial hour of cooking.
- Don’t worry if they may stick to the pan a little bit, once you allow them to soak they will come off easily.