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Cooking the Best Pot of Dry Beans

Cooking the Best Pot of Dry BeansIf you think, cooking dry beans is an all-day process here is a fast way to make them.

Beans and rice

This best ever pot of dry beans recipe shows that you can play with seasonings and ingredients and make plain old dry beans delicious beans.

Cooking dry beans is no more trouble than filling a pot of water, adding a pinch of baking soda and letting your pot of best ever African beans simmer blissfully on the back of the stove for 90 minutes.

Serves 5
Total time from start to finish 90 minutes

Cooking the Best Pot of Dry Beans
Best Pot of African Beans Ever

½ cup dry black-eyed peas
2 large tomatoes, diced
3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 hot pepper, diced
¼ cup coconut cream
½ cinnamon stick
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 teaspoon salt, more as needed
1 teaspoon baking soda
6 cups vegetable broth

Add all ingredients into a lidded large stew pot, mix well. Simmer covered on medium low for 90 minutes. Taste and adjust seasonings, if desired. Remove cinnamon stick. Serve over rice. 

Happy cooking is easy tasty cooking, and in the case of dry beans, taking the easy route makes the best pot of African beans ever made.

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