Beans and Potatoes
This is adapted from *The Africa News Cookbook.* It goes MUCH faster
if you have a pressure cooker. That's what I used and you can go
from dried beans to dinner table in about an hour.
(serves 8 easily)
Cook beans until tender.
- 2 cups dried pinto beans
- 3 large potatoes, peeled and chopped
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- salt to taste
- large sweet onion, sliced
That's about 20 minutes in the pressure cooker
(what a marvel of technology!).
Obviously, a lot longer if you don't have one.
You could use canned beans too, if you wanted to be quick about it.
Add potatoes and celery and cook until potatoes are tender.
In the pressure cooker that takes anywhere from 2-8 minutes, depending
how finely you chop the potatoes.
I cut mine into large cubes and it took about 4 minutes
(but I live at 5500, so adjust accordingly).
Salt to taste.
Saute onion until browned.
Mix in with beans and potatoes.
If you like it hot, a shot or two of hot sauce would be good.