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Red beans are a good source of iron and protein. Red beans are also very good source of cholesterol-lowering fiber. To make it as a full meal, you may also add some cooked pasta or rice. It also goes very well with any type of bread. This delicious homemade red kidney beans in tomato sauce is also a good substitute for red meat.

For this recipe, I have used dry red kidney beans as they don't contain any preservatives and they are cheaper. However, you can also use canned beans for this recipe.

Red Kidney Beans in Tomato Sauce

  • 1/2 cup of dry red kidney beans, soaked overnight
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup of plain pasta sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • Coriander to garnish
  • Boil the red kidney beans in salted water until they are soft. Once its cooked, drain and put aside.
  • Heat the oil in sauce pan and cook the onions until they are brown.
  • Add the pasta sauce, cumin powder, salt and pepper. Stir it well and cook for 2 minutes to get aroma of cumin.
  • Add water and wait till it comes to boil.
  • Add the red kidney beans, tomato sauce and sugar. Simmer it until the sauce is thick or the consistency you like.
  • Garnish it with some coriander or any other fresh herbs.


    Veronica's Kitchen said...
    Great dish to have with some bread or corn chips!
  1. ... on August 9, 2011 at 9:38 AM  
  2. Kelly | Eat Yourself Skinny said...
    What a great recipe, this looks delicious! :)
  3. ... on August 9, 2011 at 9:49 AM  
  4. Anonymous said...
    yum! have retweeted this recipe!
  5. ... on August 9, 2011 at 1:56 PM  
  6. Karen Xavier said...
    Hi there, this looks like a tasty & healthy dish... should try it out soon. Thanks for stopping by my blog. well, take care.
    Karen Xavier.
  7. ... on August 9, 2011 at 4:25 PM  
  8. cooking varieties (wan maznah) said...
    hi spoon and chopsticks,
    many thanks for your kind visit.
    i love kidney beans and your recipe with pasta sauce and cumin is perfect for my taste buds, i would eat this with bread- ooooooo yummy :)
  9. ... on August 9, 2011 at 4:44 PM  
  10. Magic of Spice said...
    Oh my does that ever look delicious! It is very late now and I have to go to be, but now I want these...I really want to try this :)
  11. ... on August 9, 2011 at 6:00 PM  
  12. Angie's Recipes said...
    A great dish with some flat bread or even rice!
  13. ... on August 9, 2011 at 8:44 PM  
  14. Rachel said...
    I just wanted to say that the Kitchen Sink Sauce featured here
    Can keep in the fridge for 3 weeks or so, you can also freeze it in the jar or can it (20 minutes in a water bath).
  15. ... on August 9, 2011 at 10:27 PM  
  16. Anonymous said...
    Wow - this sounds delicious! I LOVE beans. I have always eaten them, but I've recently become a real fan....
  17. ... on August 9, 2011 at 10:51 PM  
  18. Pam said...
    I love beans - this looks delicious.
  19. ... on August 10, 2011 at 3:05 AM  
  20. briarrose said...
    Red beans make such a tasty dish. Great recipe.
  21. ... on August 10, 2011 at 6:49 AM  
  22. Anonymous said...
    lovely vegetarian recipe. will copy it soon.
  23. ... on October 11, 2011 at 12:20 AM  
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