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Rwandan Fried Beans (Ibiharage)
From: cuddler

This is a traditional recipe from the central African nations of Rwanda and Burundi.


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 onions, finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 cups cooked white beans (canned or homemade)
  • salt and pepper
  • ground red pepper

Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions & garlic. Stir and saute until onions are soft, 3-5 minutes.

Add beans, salt & pepper to taste, & red pepper to taste; stir, reduce heat to simmer and cook for 7-12 minutes to heat through.
Serve as a side dish.