Beans Porridge

Beans porridge is a classic Nigerian dish that’s both hearty and delicious. This recipe is perfect for a cozy night in or a family dinner. The combination of beans, spices, and vegetables creates a comforting and satisfying meal. The aroma of the beans simmering is enough to make your mouth water. This recipe is easy to make and can be customized to your liking. Enjoy a plate of this

beans and plantain

Beans Porridge

Beans porridge is a classic Nigerian dish that's both hearty and delicious. This recipe is perfect for a cozy night in or a family dinner. 
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Nigerian

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups cooked beans
  • 1 small bunch chopped Ugwu (Fluted Pumpkin Leaves)
  • 2 tablespoon palm oil
  • ½ cup crayfish
  • 2 seasoning cubes
  • roughly blended tomatos (as desired)
  • pepper mix - Shombo and Scotch bonnet (as desired)
  • 1 large chopped onions 
  • smoked fish 
  • salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Heat the palm oil in a large pot over medium heat.
    2 tablespoon palm oil
  • Add the chopped onions to the pot and sauté until they become translucent.
    1 large chopped onions 
  • Stir in the roughly blended tomatoes and pepper mix. Cook the mixture until the oil starts to separate from the tomato paste.
    pepper mix - Shombo and Scotch bonnet (as desired), roughly blended tomatos (as desired)
  • Add the smoked fish, crayfish, and seasoning cubes to the pot. Stir well to combine the flavors.
    smoked fish , ½ cup crayfish
  • Pour in the cooked beans and stir gently to incorporate the ingredients. If the mixture is too thick, you can add some water to achieve your desired consistency.
    3 cups cooked beans
  • Allow the beans to simmer for about 10-15 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld and the palm oil to infuse.
  • Add the chopped Ugwu (Fluted Pumpkin Leaves) to the pot. Stir and let it cook for a few minutes until the leaves wilt and become tender.
    1 small bunch chopped Ugwu (Fluted Pumpkin Leaves)
  • Serve the beans porridge hot with riped fried plantain.

Notes

Note: Beans porridge can be served on its own or with a side of fried plantains, yam, or rice for a delicious and satisfying meal.
Keyword Beans Porridge
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