Beans and Sweet Potatoes

Our featured cook: Gloria from the DRC 












250 g of dry Red kidney Beans

1 medium size sweet potato

Half an onion

1 fresh tomato

1 teaspoon of Tomato paste


1 clove of garlic

Cooking oil (preferably palm oil)


Sweet potato, onion, and garlic are to be pealed and rinsed in clean water. Beans and fresh tomato should also be rinsed.

You can add any spice of your choice to this dish like parsley, beef spice etc..



  1. Cook beans in water at a high temperature until soft (approximately 2 hours)
  2. Cut the sweet potato in small to medium pieces
  3. Chop onions, fresh tomato and garlic
  4. When beans are soft and ready, Pour 3-4 table spoons of oil in frying pan, when the oil has heated up, add the above chopped ingredients.
  5. Add 1 teaspoon of tomato paste and a dash of salt. Continue frying until all ingredients mix well.
  6. Add  in your diced pieces of sweet potatoes cook for 3-5 minutes
  7. Throw the above mix in your pot of cooked beans, add ½ cup of water and leave to cook for 15 minutes until sweet potatoes are soft and all ingredients mix well.



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