Sunday, July 24, 2011

Vegetables and Stuff


Portuguese Beans

1 Pound bag of white beans
1 Can tomato sauce
1/2 Pound of bacon
Green and yellow onion - chopped
Cumin, cinnamon, 2 tablespoons of chile powder, 1/2 cup maple syrup and
the ever popular allspice 

Wash beans - cook without salt and bring to a fast boil - drain
Cover beans with water, about 1 inch above the beans, and bring to another boil
Simmer until cooked, about 2 hours
Add salt to the beans after they are cooked

Chop bacon and fry
Save the grease to saute the onion and garlic
Turn off the heat and add the spices and maple syrup to the onions

Then add this mixture with the tomato sauce to the beans reheat and serve

Fried Fava Beans

Soak dry fava beans in water overnight
Remove the white skin and split the beans in half
Dry them well on paper towels
Heat oil in a deep saucepan, keeping the heat at medium to low
Add the beans and fry until golden brown
Drain on a plate with more paper towels
Salt to taste

Portuguese Peas

1 Large can peas
1 Small can tomato sauce
1 Onion sliced

Fry onions, add tomato sauce, cumin, allspice :) 
cinnamon, a drop of vinegar and the peas
Mix well

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