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Spicy beans on samp

Spicy beans on samp

Spicy beans on samp are the ultimate comfort food for me right now. Samp is such a needed item in every South African household. I recently started to use it more often for side dishes to a braai. I even paired it with a tangy tomato sauce to accompany this hearty starchy meal as part of a plant-based dinner or light lunch. What’s even more wonderful about this dish is that you can make a huge batch for a big crowd or even for your week meal prep.

Spicy beans on samp are the ultimate comfort food for me right now. Samp is such a needed item in every South African household. I recently started to use it more often for side dishes to a braai. I even paired it with a tangy tomato sauce to accompany this hearty starchy meal as part of a plant-based dinner or light lunch. What’s even more wonderful about this dish is that you can make a huge batch for a big crowd or even for your week meal prep.

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2-4 people

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Spicy beans on samp

Spicy beans on samp

Ingredients 

  • 2 cups dry samp soaked overnight in water
  • 360g canned mixed beans (like sugar beans, white beans and butter beans)
  • 125 g canned kidney beans
  • 1 small red onion chopped
  • 1 can 400ml chopped tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1/2 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/2 tsp cumin powder
  • 1/4 tsp chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic flakes or 1-2 fresh garlic cloves crushed
  • 1/2 tsp mustard seeds
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup vegetable stock or cube
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Olive oil for frying
  • Fresh thyme
  • Chili flakes
  • Vegan butter for serving

Method

  1. Bring the samp to a boil on medium heat with enough salt, top with water while cooking so it doesn’t burn.
  2. Fry the red onion in olive oil, add the spices and when the onion is crispy add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Bring to a simmer on medium for 15-20 minutes until the bean mixture is nice and thick, serve with the cooked samp, extra vegan butter ontop, fresh thyme and chili flakes.

Notes:

  • The samp can be replaced with any other starch like mashed potatoes, polenta or even fluffy rice.
  • This dish works so well to any bbq or hearty plant-based meal.

Hope you love this dish, it’s a wonderful add-in to any plant-based meal.

M*

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