Straight from Dan & Erin’s kitchen!

Note: I cook almost entirely from my head, so the directions below are estimates.

  • 2 fresh zucchinis (sliced into thick rings)
6 oz tomato paste
  • 2 diced tomatoes
1 tablespoon of ginger
1 teaspoon of italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of pepper
  • 4 tablespoons of butter or margarine
3 cups of dry beans or 6 cups of soaked beans

Soak 3 cups of dry black beans overnight.
 Before cooking beans the next day, rinse and drain them thoroughly.
 Bring 10 cups of water to a boil, add beans to the boiling water and reduce heat to a simmer.
 Add additional ingredients and cover with a lid. Let the ingredients simmer for 70 minutes and stir every ten minutes.
 Sample sauce to see if additional spices are needed for your tastes.

Enjoy over steaming Basmati rice! It should make enough for about 8-12 servings.