Beans stew

Wow! Where did November run to? I was setting my mama’s calendar for her this morning and I made the date 14/11/2016 thinking that is today’s date. Some minutes later, she came in talking talking  “you did not set the date”. “Ah, I just did”. She said its 14th on here,I replied,but it is 14th today only for me to check from my phone that it is actually 21/11/2016 today. Oh time, please take your time.

Today’s recipe is beans stew. This is easy to make. The boiling of the beans extends the preparation time to about thirty-five to forty minutes.


Serves: 6

Preparation and cooking time:60 Minutes maximum


1 ½ cup black-eyed beans measuring about a cup of the normal market size cup

6 medium-sized tomatoes chopped

½ tablespoon red pepper powder or 6-7 grounded pepper

2 medium size onions sliced

¼ cup vegetable oil

1 tablespoon shrimp powder

4 medium size carrots julienne

Salt as required


  1. Put water in a saucepan, add beans, cover and bring to boil till tender, adding salt at the latter stage.
  2. Put oil in a saucepan and put on fire.
  3. Add in onions and fry till translucent.
  4. Add in chopped tomatoes and pepper and let it simmer for about five minutes.
  5. Add in the shrimp powder.
  6. Pour in beans, if there is a lot of water on the beans, do well to strain it so the stew isn’t soupy.
  7. Add in the julienne carrots and let it simmer for five minutes.
  8. Turn off fire and serve with rice, plantain or yam. Enjoy!