September 1, 2011

Sauced Beans (Ewa)



I find it extremely hard to eat food without meat, and somehow I have never been able to wrap my head around pairing protein with beans, it just doesn't feel right to me. But since I am a strict "meatitarian" I served the beans with blackened salmon and cubed fried plantain. Enjoy!

Ingredients
Black eyed beans (2cups)
* (Or Nigerian red beans ewa oloyin) 1medium onion( chopped)
Palm  oil ( 4Tbs)

Dried pepper (1tsp)
*(Or more depending on your heat level tolerance)
Maggi (2 cubes)
  (bouillon cube)
Salt (to taste)


Directions
  HERE

EnjOy!!
*If you are soaking the beans prior to cooking, you will only have to cook it for 1hour30mins*
*Back home, we used blended pepper not dried pepper, I happen to fancy dried pepper better*
**For a healthy spin, substitute the palm oil for olive oil (save 320 calories, Grill or oven roast the plantain(save 120 calories) ** 

28 comments:

deolascope said...

....Good old beans and plantain!

N.I.L (Naijamum in London) said...

I know what you mean about being a 'meatarian'
I am trying new substitutes now eg mushrooms ..........but it really is not the same :(((

I'm loving the dodo and salmon here!

gretel said...

I like the salmon but I'd replace the dodo with boiled Irish potatoes and for some reasons I don't like the black eyed beans,there's one called aluka beans,some people use it only for moi moi,I lovve that one.

Destiny said...

yummy yummy, that loves so good, love plantain and beans, so good.

kitkat said...

it looks yummy, it's been a while since i ate beans and plantain *clutches tummy*

Olori said...

lol u stole the word from my head "meatitarian" i thought that was only me lol......i guess great minds think alike....looks good as usual

9jaFOODie said...

@Deaolascope: yes indeed

@NIL: I know se, God help us

@Gretel: I have never heard of Aluka beans, what does it look like?

@Destiny: thank you!

@kitkat: lol... make some, it's so easy to make.

@Olori: great minds ooo..thanks dear.

uduak said...

lol, i feel the same way about beans and any other form of protein, doesn't feel right to me, i just feel beans has all the protein you need! lol. that said, i promised to never come here while at work, oh dear...i hear my tummy rumbling :(

Tamunoibifiri Mobolaji-Kamson said...

I don't think any dish can beat beans and plantain. all the nutritional values in tact.. cabs, protein, iron, you name it.
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aloted said...

To think I am cooking beans for dinner tonight. woo hoo! Ok naa
so i shall subsistute my red oil with olive oil and blended pepper with dry pepper.

I hope my baale likes it. :)

Myne Whitman said...

Yum Yum Yum, iWant! LOL...

stelzz said...

i like beans porridge with soft plantain..some times with garri too. it looks yumm.haven't tried it with fish but have done chicken once

9jaFOODie said...

@Uduak: lol..sorry boo.

@TMK: I know eiii..so so yum

@aloted: He will love it!

@Ms Myne: lol.. e se gan

@Stelzz: yes yes yes.... cold garri n ice block. I wantt.

enybees-hub said...

Nice combo...will learn how to grill-i can roast on local flames :D-... I've eaten Beans with meat,chicken,fish :D
Used to like dodo a lot but cos of calories I stopped. I bless the Lord for making "food" ‎​ℓ☺ℓ

*Michael Onobote* said...

ME, I love beans a lot. Really there's a lot of insight you shared, especially reducing the gas in the beans that I will adopt ASAP.
Hurray for #Team Beans

NikkiSho said...

rice and fish?...aah i should try that...i only eat it with plantain or gari...yummy...well done :)

mstizzle said...

That dodo looks j.u.i.c.y!!

Adura Ojo (Naijalines) said...

Salmon, ewa and dodo...I should try this sometime. Keep 'em coming!

9jaFOODie said...

@: oven grill... it's as easy as just placing the sliced plantain on oiled pan. lol.

@Micheal: lol...up team beans

@Nikkisho: Thanks dear. ooo..garri and bread. lol

@Mstizzle: Thanks love

@Naijalines: yeiiiiiiii :)

gretel said...

I don't know if that's how it is spelt but aluka beans is tiny and not as white as the normal one,it has its own sweetness and is best cooked with pressure pot cooz it doesn't get soft easily,it's this mama put or buka people that really use it coz they don't have to put too much spice or ingredient to it coz of its natural sweetness or sugry nature,also people that do moin moin,use it too.

9jaFOODie said...

I see... sounds interesting, I will look for it. lol.

Natural Nigerian said...

Beautifully presented.

9jaFOODie said...

Thank you much!

beebiees makeup said...

Thanks for sharing, you are a great thinker.

The Relentless Builder said...

You just saved my waist line some horrors by giving alternatives to palmoil and frying the dodo. LOL!

LOL @ meatitarian ... I feel the same way too.

So pre-soaking the beans cuts down the cooking time, huh? I just learn new stuff each time I visit your blog. Thanks so much for this!

9jaFOODie said...

You are welcome.

Natmane said...

I've always wondered why Nigerian will refuse to eat anything without meat...me I no care at all. Love my beans and Dodo well, well!! Great post. keep up the good work!!

9jaFOODie said...

@Natmane: we are meatitarians by nature. lol.