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  • Beans Porridge Recipe

    Beans porridge is a simple one pot meal enjoyed by most people. While growing up, beans was one of my favorite meals especially the soupy porridge type as shown in this recip To make it a balanced tasty meal, fried or Boiled plantain, Yam, corn or Sweet potato is often added.

    Cooking Time : 0 hrs 45mins
    Servings : 4
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    • 300g Brown/white Beans
    • 1 medium sized Onion
    • 2 red scotch bonnet Pepper "Ata rodo"
    • 1 seasoning cube
    • 2 Cooking spoon palmoil
    • 2 tbsp. Crayfish - Optional
    • Salt to taste
    • Yam / Plantain /Sweet Potato /Corn - Optional
    • Step 1: Separate the beans from the chaff, rinse and place in a pot. Add the enough water just enough to cover the beans in the pot and add the chopped onion and pepper. Do not add salt at this stage. This is because salt tends to harden the beans even more.
    • Step 2: Cook on medium heat till tender while adding water once in a while when you notice it drying up. It's always best to keep the water on the same level as the beans while cooking till it gets soft.
    • Step 3: Once the beans is soft, add the Palm oil, Seasoning cube, Salt, Crayfish. At this point, you can add your cut yam/ plantain or sweet potato (if you enjoy it better mixed with the beans otherwise, you can simply fry it separately and set aside). Don't Stir - Cover and let it cook for about 15 mins more till the beans porridge turns soupy like in the picture below and the added yam/ plantain or sweet potato is done.
    • Step 4: At this point, stir with a wooden spoon and add the corn. Leave to simmer on low heat for 5 minutes more.
    • Serve with Fried yam, Fried plantain or Fried sweet potato if you didn't add any while cooking. Even if you did, you could also serve beans porridge with Bread, Pap(akamu/ogi) Custard or soaked garri...Enjoy!!!
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