West African Red Beans

105 mins (prep 15, cooking 90)
10 ingredients
6-8 servings
This is a great bean recipe, with it's origins in Africa. I really love the layers of flavor. The original recipe called for 1/2 Cup of peanut oil, but I just reduced it to 1/4 Cup, which I think is plenty. You can always cook the beans longer if they are not tender enough. Recipe by chef Angela Shelf Medearis. *Cook time does not include the overnight soaking of beans.

Categories:  side-dish , low-cholesterol , vegan , easy , 3-steps-or-less , african , beans , <-4-hours , vegetarian , low-in... , healthy-2 , time-to-make ,
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Serving Size (63.23 g)
Servings 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 109.12 Calories from Fat 89.37
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9.93g 91.68%
Saturated Fat 1.44g 43.26%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 391.03mg 97.76%
Total Carbohydrate 5.11g 10.22%
Dietary Fiber 0.96 g 23.03%
Sugars 2.4 g %
Protein 0.66g 7.89%
Vitamin A 69.78IU% Vitamin C 4.24mg%
Calcium 12.58mg% Iron 0.2mg%
*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:
pinto bean, canned whole tomatoes, large garlic clove, white pepper