Rushin' Russian Red Beans
10 mins (prep 5, cooking 5)
11 ingredients
2-4 servings
I first came across the idea of red kidney beans in damson sauce in Rose Elliot's "The Bean Book". I've since discovered that Rose's recipe is based on a Russian dish called Lobio. I've made a few tweaks to Rose's recipe, including making it more 'instant' by using canned kidney beans. Traditionally you're supposed to serve this dish cold, but we can rarely manage to wait that long (I did say "rushin") so I serve it hot as a main dish, over baked potatoes; usually with salad and coleslaw. If you can wait, this is lovely served cold as intended. I use my own home made jam in this recipe (Damson Jam Damson Jam) but if you can't find damson jam, plum jam can be substituted (warning: plum jam is sweeter so I suggest starting off with a smaller amount and adding to taste). Serves 2 as a main dish, 4 as a side dish.

Categories:  side-dish , for-1-or-2 , <-15-mins , easy , main-dish , beans , quick , number-of-servings , vegetarian , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (267.6 g)
Servings 2
Amount per Serving
Calories 764.69 Calories from Fat 21.24
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2.36g 7.27%
Saturated Fat 0.33g 3.32%
Trans Fat 0.0g %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 27.74mg 2.31%
Total Carbohydrate 149.82g 99.88%
Dietary Fiber 32.97 g 263.74%
Sugars 18.57 g %
Protein 47.66g 190.64%
Vitamin A 125.0IU% Vitamin C 10.96mg%
Calcium 185.22mg% Iron 14.35mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
dried basil, dried, salt and black pepper