African Red Beans Recipe

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African Red Beans
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  1. Pick through beans to remove any bad ones. Soak in plenty of water, overnight if possible (about 6 hours minimum). Don't add salt at this stage, it will only make the beans tough.
  2. Ready to cook - drain and rinse the beans thoroughly then place them in a large pot with the 8 cups of fresh water, the onion, celery, and bay leaves.
  3. Bring to a boil, cover and reduce heat. Cook over low heat for about an hour or until the beans are tender.
  4. Stir and mash beans against side of pan, leaving some whole.
  5. Add green pepper, garlic, parsley, thyme and seasonings to taste. Cook uncovered over low heat until almost creamy for about 20 minutes.
  6. Remove bay leaves before serving over some hot cooked brown rice.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 202.75 Kcal (849 kJ)
Calories from fat 5.68 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.63g 1%
Sodium 24.13mg 1%
Potassium 853.88mg 18%
Total Carbs 37.22g 12%
Sugars 1.8g 7%
Dietary Fiber 9.32g 37%
Protein 13.59g 27%
Vitamin C 19.9mg 33%
Iron 4.4mg 25%
Calcium 90.1mg 9%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 61.57 Kcal (258 kJ)
Calories from fat 1.72 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.19g 1%
Sodium 7.33mg 1%
Potassium 259.3mg 18%
Total Carbs 11.3g 12%
Sugars 0.55g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2.83g 37%
Protein 4.13g 27%
Vitamin C 6mg 33%
Iron 1.3mg 25%
Calcium 27.4mg 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 3.3
  • 5

Good Points

  • fat free,
  • saturated fat free,
  • very low sodium,
  • cholesterol free,
  • good source of fiber

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