When you’re hungry on a weeknight, don’t have time to cook and still don’t feel like ordering, what do you do? You make loubia! All you need is one pot, 10 ingredients and less then 1 hour! The result is a creamy and flavourful stew that is packed with earthy Moroccan flavours. My mom used to make loubia and add pieces of khlii in the stew while it was still simmering. Khlii is a kind of Moroccan-ized meat jerky, it’s incredibly tasty. It is not on the blog yet but it should make its appearance at some point!
Loubia simply refers to white beans, traditionally this stew is made with dried white beans that have been soaked overnight, but we don’t have time for it today and the result is practically the same. The consistency of the stew really depends on your liking, if you want it more runny simply add a couple of tablespoons of water throughout cooking. Just make sure you have bread on the side when enjoying it, because, I am telling you, you are going to want to dip it in the sauce!
On another note, have you watched this? This is an interview of me talking to L’Eclectique Magazine about mymoroccanfood.com. It was a lot fun meeting them a few months ago and I am so happy the interview is finally online to share with you. Happy Wednesday friends!
1 Pot Loubia Stew with Sundried Tomatoes and Kale (Vegan Bean Stew)
- 2 cans cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
- 2 tomatoes grated
- 1 large onion, sliced
- 200 ml vegetable stock
- 100 gr sundried tomato, roughly chopped
- 120 gr chopped kale (stalks discarded)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 garlic gloves, peeled and crushed
- 2 teaspoons turmeric
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- ½ teaspoon salt or more to taste
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley for garnish
• Transfer all the ingredients in a large saucepan over medium high heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid and leave to simmer gently for 35 minutes. Stir occasionally. If at any time throughout cooking there is more no more liquid in the pan stir in a couple tablespoons of water. Serve warm with bread.