Preparation / Directions:
Saute onion and garlic in oil until onion is soft. Add celery and spices.
Saute another 2-3 minutes. Add tomato and paste. Mash 2 cups of the beans
and add beans and tofu to the pot along with the salt and oregano. Simmer
To cook raw beans:
Soak beans in water overnight, OR boil for 2 minutes and let sit, covered,
for 1 hour. Bring to a boil in same water and simmer about 1 hour or until
tender. (beans approximately double in volume, i.e., two cups raw = 4 cups
Notes: I like cooking my own beans rather than buying canned beans.
: I use as many different beans as I have at home. Usually at
: least 3 of the 4 mentioned, and one of the 3 must be black
: beans because they are my absolute favorite.
: Add or subtract cayenne pepper for hotness level.
: A bit more cumin may be good too, I have yet to determine this,