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Gari and beans, well known as “yorke gari” is a simple and popular mealmade of beans and gari, just as the name suggests. It is mostly eaten forlunch. It is an affordable meal and also makes you feel full.
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Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Main Course
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 2
Calories 129 kcal


  • ½ cup of black eyed beans
  • Palm oil
  • onion
  • 1 tbsp  powdered pepper
  • Salt to taste
  • Maggi spice
  • Two tomatoes
  • 1/2 clove of garlic
  • Small momone
  • 1 cup gari


  • Soak beans in water for about an hour or till it becomes soft.
  • Drain the water, add fresh water and bring to boiltill it becomes soft. If water around it finishes and it’s still not soft, addmore and stir. Leave on fire till it softens.
  • Remove from fire when it’s ready and set aside.
  • Chop your onions and tomatoes. Add garlic and a little bit of maggi andblend together with just a little water, enough to blend.
  • Wash your momone and set aside.
  • Put another saucepan on fire.
  • Pour some palm oil into it.
  • Add in your momone. Let it fry a bit in the palm oil.
  • Add your blended tomatoes, onion, garlic and maggi into the palm oil.
  • Let it cook on fire for a while and stir where necessary.
  • Add a little salt and pepper and stir.
  • Finally add your cooked beans to it, as much as you want and stir.
  • Leave it to simmer for a while and remove from fire.
  • Dish some into a bowl and add some gari to it (the quantity you prefer)and mix.



Though it is commonly sold in food joints and restaurants, it can also be easily made and enjoyed at home.
Today, we bring you a delicious yorke gari recipe which you can try at home in your free time.


Calories: 129kcal
Keyword gari and beans, gobe, york gari
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