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the secret to delicious bean stew

The Secret to Making Delicious Bean Stew

Miss Kabaki
The secret to making this bean stew lies in the vegetable stock, and blending the vegetables, quite simple but the flavors are mind blowing and delicious.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine African
Servings 4 people


Vegetable Stock

  • chopped carrot and French beans
  • 2 small potatoes
  • Handful of chopped peppers
  • 1 Onion
  • Garlic and ginger
  • Herbs of choice (thyme)

Bean Stew

  • 2 cups boiled beans of choice
  • 1 chopped onion
  • mince garlic
  • 1 chopped tomato
  • Spices (turmeric, paprika & tandoori spice)
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1 cup Blended veg from the stock


Make the Stock

  • In a cooking pot add all the ingredients of the stock with enough water then bring to a boil for about 15 minutes.
  • Once the vegetables become soft, add them into a blender without the herbs and save the stock to be used later.
  • Blend the vegetables until they form a thick mixture, add a little stock to help in the blending.

Make the Bean Stew

  • In a large pot, add onions and garlic with some cooking oil. Fry until golden brown. Add spices and cook for 3 minutes.
  • Add tomatoes and the blended vegetables, cook until the tomatoes soften.
  • Add the boiled beans and the vegetable stock, then cover and cook for 20 minutes.
  • The liquid will reduce and the sauce will thicken. Adjust sauce to your liking.
  • Enjoy with some chapatti or rice.
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