Asian Black Beans

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Main Ingredient: Beans
Menu Part: Side Dish
Cuisine Type: Asian
Serves: 6

Asian black beans are soybeans and are generally found preserved in salt or fermented. They need to be well-soaked and rinsed before preparation.

Ingredients

1 tbsp. olive oil
1 med. red onion, minced
2 ribs celery, chopped
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 tbsp. grated ginger root
3 cups black beans, soaked, rinsed, and drained
1 1⁄2 qt. chicken stock, de-fatted
1⁄4 cup black bean garlic paste
1⁄4 cup molasses
1⁄2 tbsp. red pepper flakes

Steps

1. Heat oil. Add onions, celery, pepper, garlic, and ginger. Sauté until vegetables are translucent.

2. Add black beans; stir to coat with oil. Add 1 qt. stock; stir in black bean garlic paste, molasses, and red pepper flakes.

3. Reduce heat and simmer for 2 hr., or until beans are tender and most of liquid is absorbed. Add remaining chicken stock if more liquid is needed.