Simply Organic Recipes
Basque Red Beans

3 cups red beans washed
1  large carrot, large diced
2  bay leaves
1 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1  small green pepper, chopped
1/2  onion, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1  leek, chopped
1 pound potato, peeled, cut and broken into 1 1/2-inch chunks
1 tablespoon salt
Combine the beans with 6 to 7 cups water; add the carrot, bay leaves, basil, thyme, oregano, green pepper and onion. Bring to boil and add oil, cover and simmer for 1 hour.

Add 1 cup cold water and simmer 30 more minutes.

Add 1 cup cold water, leek, potato, add tempeh, and cook 30 to 60 minutes, until beans are almost cooked. Add salt and cook until just tender. Remove bay leaves.

Ease of Preparation: Easy

Preparation Time: 15 min

Cook Time: 2-2 1/2 hr

Servings: 8

From:  The Red Avocado

Chef Suggestions
Serve with cooked or pickled cabbage, sautéed onion, and pickled chile.

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