Ghanaian Red Red

What You'll Need:

  • 1 cup black eyed beans Palm oil
  • 4 medium-sized onions
  • ¼ cup tomato paste
  • ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cube of boullion or stock 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 centimeters ginger root 5 plantains


Bean Stew:

  1. Soak beans overnight and then boil until soft. Remember to check the beans regularly whilst they are cooking. Drain the cooked beans and set aside.
  2. Peel and chop the onions.
  3. Heat some of the oil in the pan on the stovetop and add the onions. Stir until soft.
  4. Add the tomato paste, chopped garlic, chopped ginger, cayenne pepper, and salt to the onions. Cook for 5-10 minutes, stirring whilst cooking.
  5. Add the beans and stir. Keep warm on a low heat, stirring occasionally.

Fried Plantains:

  1. Remove the plantain skins with a knife, wash and slice into 1 to 1.5 centimeter pieces. Put oil in a pan on the stovetop.
  2. Add the plantain when the oil is hot, turn the plantain over during cooking, remove and drain once both sides are lightly brown and soft.
  3. Put equal portions of bean stew and plantain on each plate. Enjoy!