Baked bean stew with pap rings

By Drum Digital
01 September 2010

Beans are known to help lower cholesterol so keep a variety of them in your cupboard. They’re great for stews, soups and salads.

Preparation time: 10 min

Cooking time: 30-40 min

Serves 4-6

You will need

Pap rings

1 L (4 cups) water


500 ml (2 cups) mealie meal

30 ml (2 tbsp) rosemary

15 ml (1 tbsp) parsley

Bean Stew

30 ml (2 tbsp) oil

2 onions, finely chopped

3 large cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 green pepper, cubed

1 red pepper, cubed

1 yellow pepper, cubed

30 ml (2 tbsp) mixed herbs

1 can (410 g) tomatoes

1 can (410 g) baked beans

salt and pepper


1. Pap rings Boil the water and add the salt in a medium-size saucepan. Reduce the heat and add the mealie meal without stirring. Cover with the lid and cook for about 10 minutes. 2. Add the herbs and stir until well combined. Cook for a further 10 minutes until the pap is stiff and it makes one big lump and is not crumbly. Transfer to a lightly oiled surface and press using your hands until flat. Cut into rounds and grill for 5 minutes until a bit crunchy. Set aside in a warm place. 3. Bean Stew In the meantime, heat the oil in a frying pan and fry the onions, garlic and peppers for 4 minutes until slightly soft. 4. Season with mixed herbs and pour in the tomatoes. Reduce the heat and simmer for 8 minutes. Add the baked beans and cook for a few more minutes. Season with freshly ground pepper to taste and serve with the pap rings.

TIP Red kidney beans also work well in this dish.

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