Slow Cooked Kidney Beans
Slow Cooked Kidney Beans
It is hard to find a good bean recipe that doesn’t contain pork of any kind. Even buying canned beans, you have to read the label carefully to make sure that it’s pork-free. It’s nice to find a slow cooked bean recipe that is just beans and seasoning.
¾ cup dried kidney beans
1 tsp salt
¼ cup olive oil
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 yellow onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, chopped
2 tsp chopped parsley
1 TBS chili powder
2 tsp ground cumin
2 tsp paprika
2 tsp ground turmeric
2 TBS unsalted tomato paste
hot sauce to taste
pan or bowl to soak the beans
pan to cook the beans
large pot with a lid
Sort the beans and place in a bowl (or a pan – I typically use the pan in which I’m going to cook them). Cover with water and let soak overnight – OR – cover with water and bring to a boil. Boil for 1 minute, turn off heat, cover, and let sit for 2 hours.
Drain the soaking liquid. Place in pan and cover with hot tap water. Bring to a boil. Cover. Reduce heat. Simmer for about 1½ hours or until the beans are tender.
Drain the beans but reserve the liquid.
Chop the onion and bell pepper.
Heat oil in a large pot (or a dutch oven) over medium heat.
Sauté garlic, onion, bell pepper, parsley, chili powder, cumin, paprika, turmeric, salt and pepper, until onions are tender.
Stir in kidney beans and about ¼ cup of the reserved liquid.
Stir in unsalted tomato and hot sauce.
Reduce heat to low, cover and simmer for an hour, stirring occasionally. Add more bean liquid and/or water if necessary so that beans don’t dry out.
High in dietary fiber
High in vitamin A
Very high in vitamin C
This recipe can easily be doubled to serve large crowds. It is the perfect add to any potluck supper or summertime picnic.
I would love to hear any feedback about this recipe. Did you make it? Did you enjoy it? Did you make any adjustments to it?
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Think I will try this out tomorrow…I can cook really I can – but beans scare me…while my mother uses pork in her’s I don’t think it’s necessary. I’ll let ya know how it turns out.
This is great, since I don’t like pork in . . . well, anything really! lol
One question for you though, any ideas on what I could replace the tomato paste with? Something non-tomato based. These food allergies are really hard. There are options if you’re allergic to wheat or gluten. Tomato is a bit harder!
Try it without the tomato. I was feeling lazy when I made it yesterday and just used ketchup instead of going downstairs and getting tomato paste out of my pantry. But, the seasonings are really flavorful, so I bet it will be good with no tomato.
Thanks Hallee. This is such a pain!!!