We are going to prepare a delicious dish of Tolosa beans, using some good beans with designation of origin. With preparation, these black legumes will change their color to an intense reddish-brown tone.
HOW TO PREPARE TOLOSA BEANS
There are different ways to make this dish. There are those who make them only with water and a little olive oil, while they cook other ingredients on the side and mix them at the end. In other cases, additional ingredients are incorporated before the Tolosa beans are finished cooking, to give the dish more flavor and unity. In fact, that is what we will do with this recipe.
Tolosa beans with sacraments, traditional recipe
- 1/2 kilo of Tolosa beans or black beans
- 2 liters of water
- 1 white onion
- 1 green pepper
- A piece of bacon
- 1 morcilla
- 1 chorizo
- 1/2 cabbage or curly cabbage ideally, between 350 and 400 grams
- A piece of bacon
- 1 ham bone
- Vegetable oil
- Salt to taste
- 1 guindilla
We will start by placing the beans (already clean) in a large pot, with a liter and a half of water. We will also add two tablespoons of oil.
Then we are going to cook the beans over high heat, until the contents of the pot begin to boil. If any residue or damaged grain rises to the surface of the water, we will remove it with a kitchen spoon.
While we let the beans warm, we will peel the onion and chop it into small cubes.
We will also wash the pepper, remove the head and open it to remove the grains and vein. Next, we will chop the pulp into squares.
Then, we will heat a drizzle of oil in a frying pan, over medium-low heat. When it is hot, we will add the chopped onion and cook it over low heat for 6 minutes, stirring frequently. The idea is that the onion becomes transparent a little, and not that it is going to toast.
After this time, we will add the chopped pepper to the pan and cook it for 6 more minutes.
TIPS FOR PREPARING THE TOLOSA BEAN RECIPE
- If you get fresh beans, you won’t have to soak them the day before or the night before cooking. On the other hand, you will have to do it for at least an hour, if it is not fresh seasonal beans.
- Alternatively you can prepare the Tolosa beans with a pressure cooker, so that they are ready in less time.
- You can also prepare Tolosa beans with other sacraments, such as pork tail or rib.
- You can serve the beans once they are done. However, they will be even tastier if you consume them the day after preparation.
- If you want the preparation to be thicker, you can squash some beans against the walls of the pot. Remember that to mix them then you have to rock the pot with circular movements.
- Optionally, instead of chopping the onion and pepper into chunks, you can cook them whole with the legumes, and finally chop them into chunks to serve each part with a plate of beans.
- If you want to add more flavor to the cabbage, you can mince a couple of garlic cloves and cook them with it.
- For an even more local dish, you can accompany the beans with piparras from Tolosa .