Aaron’s Amazing Simple Beans

Aaron's Amazing Simple Beans

Aaron’s Amazing Simple Beans
These homemade kidney beans have a tangy, savory taste with a touch of heat at the end thanks to preserved lemon and a red chile pepper.

Place kidney beans into a large container and cover with about 1 quart water; let stand 8 hours to overnight.


Combine beans 1 quart water preserved lemon sugar black pepper red chile pepper bay leaf garlic powder and anise seed in a stockpot; bring to a boil.

Reduce heat to low cover stockpot and simmer for 1 hour.

Remove lemon bay leaf and red chile pepper from bean mixture.

Mash about 10% of the beans against the sides of the stockpot using the back of a spoon.

Cover stockpot and simmer for 45 minutes more.

Remove cover from stockpot and simmer beans until beans are thickened and water is evaporated about 15 minutes more.