Loubia beans. (baked beans)

Traditional Algerian food.

Preparation Time

h m

Cook Time

h m

Servings

5

Ingredients

Instructions

Step 1:

  • 1) The night before you want to make Loubia, place the beans in a large bowl and cover with cold water. Allow to soak over night. Rinse and drain before use.
  • Step 2:

  • 2) In a large casserole dish, seal the meat in the oil. Add the beans, paprika and cumin, mix well and cook on a low heat for a few mins.
  • Step 3:

  • 3) Pour 2 litres of water over the beans, add the salt and pepper. Cover and cook on a medium heat for 1 hour.
  • Step 4:

  • 4) After 1 hour add 500ml water and the tin of tomato. Add the garlic, 2 tsp salt, 2 1/2 tsp paprika and 1 1/2 tsp cumin.
  • Step 5:

  • 5) Cover and cook for 30mins on a medium heat as before.
  • Step 6:

  • 6) After 30mins, remove the lid and simmer uncovered for a further 30mins, stirring occasionally.
  • Step 7:

  • 7) Check the seasoning, you may need to add more salt or pepper, then serve hot with fresh crusty bread.