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red red recipe


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Ripe plantain and beans, popularly known as “red red”, is a meal sold atvarious food joints in Ghana. It is mostly eaten for lunch. It is an affordablemeal and also makes you feel full. This makes it preferable for many people.
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Prep Time 21 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Ghanaian
Servings 2
Calories 206 kcal


  • blender
  • frying pan


  • ½ cup black eyed beans
  • Palm oil
  • onion
  • 2 tbsp powdered pepper (cayenne pepper)
  • Salt to taste
  • Maggi spice
  • Two tomatoes
  • ½ clove garlic
  • Small momone
  • ¼ cup gari


  • Soak beans in water for about an hour or till it becomes soft.
  • Drain the water, add fresh water and bring to boil till it becomes soft.If water around it finishes and it’s still not soft, add more and stir. Leaveon 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
  • 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 cayenne pepper (1 teaspoon) and stir.
  • Finally add your cooked beans to it, as much as youwant and stir.
  • Leave it to simmer for a while and remove from fire.
  • Cut your ripe plantain into your desired sizes, add salt and a littlecayenne pepper (1 teaspoon) and set aside in a bowl.
  • Pour oil into a frying pan and put on fire.
  • Put the ripe plantain into the oil and let it fry.
  • Remove them from the oil and put them on a plate. Blot excess oil fromthe plantain with a tissue.
  • Dish some of the beans stew into a bowl and add some gari to it (thequantity you prefer) and mix.
  • Add the fried plantain to the beans stew.
  • Your ‘red red’ is now ready to serve.



Not every one wants the beans with gari. So if you don’t want it that way, you can choose not to mix the beans with gari when preparing your ‘red red’.


Calories: 206kcal
Keyword beans stew, red, red red, red red beans
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