Creamy Spiced Beans

Creamy Friendship Beans

You guys, the best thing in the world happened! A couple of ’em actually.

Thing one: My friend Maria came over to make beans for me.

Which is pretty amazing already, in and of itself.

Thing two: We didn’t have the right ingredients.


And so, a new recipe was born.

Lucky us!

And I loved it even more.

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Creamy Friendship Beans Recipe 

  • 1 cup kidney beans + 1 cup black beans, dry, soaked overnight in 4 cups water then drained*
  • 3 cups additional water (if making to save in fridge, add 1/2 cup additional water)
  • 7 oz creamed coconut, unsweetened
  • 6 cloves garlic, large, smashed
  • 2 tsp paprika*
  • 2 tsp Himalayan pink sea salt, to taste
  • 1 tsp ginger powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin
  • 2 – 3 tsp dried tomato bits*

Rinse beans and place in crock pot along with other ingredients except dried tomatoes, stirring til combined. Cook on high til tender, about 6 hours.

If you like a little crunch like I do, sprinkle with dried tomato bits just before serving. If not, you can stir them in in advance and let ’em soften up. Either way, enjoy!

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*PS: Paprika and tomatoes are nightshades so those of you are sensitive to them can nix that part. It’ll still be delicious, I promise!

Creamy Friendship Beans

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