Chili Beans (Red Kidney Beans)


For use with Chili Con Carne, Full of Beans Salad, or real Beans on Toast.

Quantities depend on the recipe and what else is being served.

60g red Kidney Beans soaked overnight.


60 g dry weight per person
FAIRTRADE red kidney beans


Soak the beans overnight in plenty of cold water.

Boil enough water to cover the beans by 2 to 3 cm. (1 inch)

Add the beans and continue to boil vigorously for 15 minutes.

Then drain away the water and start again, bring water to the boil to well cover the beans, add the beans and when boiling reduce heat to a simmer.

Simmer for 90 minutes to 2 hours.

Check a bean or two to see if they are done, there should be no crunchy bits.