Surinamese slow cooked beans recipe

Normally I make this dish by heart, so it was a little challenge for me to write the recipe down. My parents taught me to prepare this slow cooked beans recipe. It’s a real Surinamese dish. The smell and taste are amazing.

I often prepare this dish for friends and I got so many requests how to prepare the dish. So I thought why not share it with you. It’s not very difficult to prepare. Let’s start with the ingredients:

  • 2 onions white and red (sliced)
  • 6 garlic gloves (sliced)
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 tea spoon of black pepper
  • 1 tea spoon of 5 spices
  • 2 spoons of chili sauce
  • 2 spoons of sweet soy
  • 2 spoons of salt soy
  • 1 tea spoon of coriander powder
  • 1 tea spoon of ginger powder
  • 6 bulbs of whole allspice
  • 2 tea spoons of sambal
  • 4 spoons of olive oil
  • two tomatoes (sliced)
  • handful fresh celery (sliced)
  • two bottles (350 grams per bottle) of organic brown beans
  • 250 grams of bacon bites
  • 350 grams of pork belly or chicken (sliced)


Put everything together in one cooking pot and mix all the ingredients. Except for the two bottles of brown beans. Now leave this mix in the fridge for 4 hours. The nice thing about this mix is, that it already smells amazing.

After 4 hours take it out of the fridge and slowly cook the mix using low heat. After ten minutes add the two bottles of brown beans. And let everything cook for 40 minutes using medium heat. Keep stirring every 5 minutes and if the heat is to high, bring it down to low heat. After 40 minutes the Surinam brown bean dish will be ready (if the beans are still a little hard keep cooking it for another 10 minutes using low heat) to eat together with white rice and a salad of cucumber and lettuce.


I hope you guys enjoy this real Surinamese dish.


XXXX Shaar




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