Stewed beans or ewa riro is a type of beans pottage from the Yoruba speaking parts of Nigeria. Stewed beans is a jack of all trades kind of dish as it is paired with just about anything to make a meal, e.g. bread, rice, plantain, yam e.t.c.
- Yield: 4 to 6 Servings
- Total Time: 50 Minutes
- 2 cups black-eyed beans
- 4 teaspoons seasoning powder of choice
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 medium onion (diced)
- 1 tablespoon tomato paste
- 2 cups chopped tinned tomatoes
- ⅓ cup vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon dried mixed herbs
- 1 teaspoon curry powder
How to Make It
- Rinse black eyed-beans and add to pot with 4 cups of warm water.
- Add baking soda and place the pot on a hob with.
- Leave to cook for 20 minutes then remove from hob.
- Place a separate pot on medium heat and add vegetable oil.
- Add chopped onions, chilli peppers and curry powder.
- Add tomato paste and dried mixed herbs and fry together for 3 minutes.
- Add chopped tomatoes and seasoning (1 teaspoon at a time until desired taste is reached) and cook for 10 minutes.
- Add pre-cooked beans and mix in with tomato sauce.
- Leave to cook together for a further 15 minutes before turning heat off.
- May serve with rice, plantain, yam etc.