|Dried Pinto Beans or Speckled Sugar Beans (as we call them in SA)|
BLACK EYE BEAN & VEGETABLE STEW (serves 4 - 6)
250g dried black eye beans (or peas as they're sometimes called)
1 large onion
3 sticks celery
1 green pepper
2 cloves garlic
1 can chopped tomatoes (or 3 fresh ones)
1 tbsp tomato puree (or 1 sachet)
2 - 3 tbsp wine (or dash of wine vinegar)
freshly ground black pepper
Soak beans overnight in cold water with double the amount of water.
Drain and rinse beans. Place in large pot, cover with water and simmer gently for about 40 minutes until tender. Drain in colander and keep aside. If you have a pressure cooker, cook for only 15 minutes.
AN HOUR BEFORE SUPPER: