Sunday’s Beans

My culinary adventures to create fast and easy vegan dishes continues.

This is something that I made on Sunday for the first time.

3 cups Lima beans

1 onion, chopped

1 pepper, chopped

2 stalks of celery, chopped

4 bay leaves

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon oregano

1 teaspoons pepper

1 teaspoon garlic or 1 clove garlic, crushed at the end

8 cups water, or to cover, depending on cooking method

1/2 cup fresh cilantro, chopped

Sauté onions, peppers and celery. Then add the spices and beans, and continue to sauté until fragrant. Add water.

Stove top: bring to boil and let simmer until done. Add garlic and adjust seasoning.

Pressure Cooker: 12 minutes to pressure and then release the pressure quickly by running cold water over the lid when done.

Crockpot. Cook on low until done.  Less water is required.

Before serving, add chopped cilantro.

Here are the pictures:
Sauté onions, peppers and celery:

Next, add the beans and spices and sauté until fragrant:

Here is the dish after it cooked:

Just before serving, add the fresh chopped cilantro.

Voila! Everyone loved it on Sunday. 

I made it again this morning in the crockpot. Using the crockpot, I did not sauté the vegetables.




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10 thoughts on “Sunday’s Beans

  1. anotherfoodieblogger December 25, 2015 at 11:18 PM Reply

    Oh yumm, these look awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Osyth December 21, 2015 at 3:47 PM Reply

    This looks perfect! I’ve passed the recipe to my daughter who is doing ‘Veganuary’ after Christmas …. I’m not but I will still make it as I am ever enthralled with new ideas for beans with which I have an enduring love affair!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. jncthedc December 16, 2015 at 4:58 AM Reply

    Do you use this as a side dish or a main meal? It looks quite delicious and the cook time is perfect.

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    • Cooking For The Time Challenged December 16, 2015 at 5:12 AM Reply

      It could really be used for either one. We have one plant based meal a day, which is either beans or nuts. Then, I serve a grain, and cooked vegetables and/or salad and sometimes a fruit. It is often mix and match as I am juggling various texture and taste preferences.


  4. Lynz Real Cooking December 16, 2015 at 2:50 AM Reply

    yumm sounds so good! I love cilantro!

    Liked by 1 person

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