Sunday, October 3, 2010

The Magical Fruit

Pardonnez my picture!  I'm not a very adept food stylist or photographer.  Perhaps in time, but I wanted to include as many pictures as possible in this blog.

one package of white navy beans
two cans of tomato paste
1/4 cup of blackstrap molasses
4 onions, diced
1/4 olive oil

Soak beans overnight in cold water or at least 12 hours.
Drain and rinse well with water.  This is the magical part, it reduces the gas in the beans which reduces the gas in the eater ;)

Boil beans on medium high for 45 minutes, stirring frequently.
Sauté the onions in olive oil until browned, set aside.

After 45 minutes, add the onions, tomato paste and molasses.
Continue to boil, stirring frequently, until the "bone" is gone from the bean.  I.e., boil them until they are soft.

Tip:  Keep a kettle full of water boiled.  Water evaporates from the beans during boiling which increases the risk of burning the entire potful.  Add boiling water to the pot as needed, but only boiling.

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