Stewed Beans

I had been trying to put this recipe for quite sometime before I even took a break but I could never get a good picture. I finally got my picture, halleloo!!!

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What you need

2 cups black eyed beans, cooked and drained

1/3 cup good palm/veg oil

1 small onion, sliced

1 medium onion

5 large tomatoes

1 teaspoon curry powder 

A handfuls of pepper (adjust)

1 tablespoon tomato paste

1 small smoked mackerel/fish, flesh and bones removed and torn into chunks


1 tablespoon fish powder


Blend the onion, tomato, garlic and pepper. Set aside for later. Pour palm oil in a pan and put over medium high heat. Allow oil to heat up and add sliced onions. Fry until onion turns golden then add the tomato paste. Fry in oil, stirring occasionally for 12 mins. Add the blended mixture and cook until it thickens. Add curry powder. Add the smoked mackerel and fish powder. Taste and adjust salt. Add the cooked beans (save excess cooking liquid). Stir, taste and adjust salt. If too thick for you, thin stew with the saved excess water from the beans.

Alternatively you can use an already made stew base and add the mackerel and fish powder. It'll still be delicious.

Serve with fried plantain or steamed rice.