Red Beans with Peas and Pasta
INGREDIENTS
  • Servings:
  • 1 cup dry, uncooked red (kidney) beans, soaked overnight
  • OR
  • 1 can canned kidney (or red) beans, drained and rinsed(~16 oz)
  • 2 cups pasta, uncooked
  • 2 cups frozen green peas
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 2 T lemon juice
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t pepper
  • 1 t oregano
  • 2 t sugar
  • garnish with parsley
DIRECTIONS
  1. f you use DRY beans, SOAK them in water overnight. DRAIN.
  2. Cook in 1 quart fresh water for 2 hours.
  3. Check every so often after one hour cooking, to make sure they dont overcook (start to fall apart). DRAIN.
  4. If you use canned beans, DRAIN AND RINSE.
  5. COOK pasta, DRAIN, CHILL in cold water.
  6. Put, beans, pasta and peas in a big-enough bowl. ADD all OTHER ingredients.
  7. Serves 6-8 big (main) portions.
RECIPE BACKSTORY
Serves 6-8 big (main) portions.