Creole Style Beans

Delicious rolled up in a flour tortilla or as a side dish.


2 tablespoons olive oil

1 medium onion, chopped

1 large bell pepper, chopped

2 tablespoons garlic, chopped

2 1/2 tablespoons chili powder

1/2 tablespoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon ground cumin

1 cup water

1 (14.5 ounce) can chopped tomatoes

2 bay leaves


1 tablespoon coffee, brewed

3 (15 ounce) cans red kidney beans, rinsed and drained

Honey Tips

Honey Is One of the Oldest Foods

Honey is one of the oldest foods in existence. It was found in the tomb of King Tut and was still edible since honey never spoils.


Heat oil in a heavy large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion, pepper and garlic. Saute until vegetables are tender. Add chili powder, oregano and cumin. Saute for 5 minutes. Pour the water into the mixture and stir to combine. Mix in tomatoes, bay leaves, honey, coffee and kidney beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes. Remove bay leaves before serving.
Variation: Add one pound of ground beef to the onion mixture.
Serves: 4