TURKISH STYLE KIDNEY BEANS
Kuru fasulye is our "national" dish with rice and sliced onion. I think it gives you an idea how much we like it:)
- 1 lb dried kidney beans ( soaked over night )
- 1 lb beef cubes
- 1 large onion (chopped)
- 1 jalapeno pepper ( chopped )
- 3 dried chile pepper
- 2 tbs of vegetable oil
- 2 tbs of tomato paste
- 1/2 tbs of red pepper paste
- 2 cups of boiling water
- 1 tsp of black pepper
In a large pot, take vegetable oil and beef cubes and cover the lid. Cook them on a medium heat around ten minutes. Add chopped onion and pepper. Stir and cook them for five minutes and then add tomato and red pepper paste. Stirring occasionally, cook another five minutes. Drain the kidney beans and add them to the pot with boiling water, black pepper, dried chili pepper, and salt. Give them a quick stir.Turn the heat to low and cook for one hour.
I prefer to cook kidney beans in a pressure cooker. This way it takes less time and energy.