Stewed beans Belizean style







Prepare Belizean stewed beans

Beans are a typical side dish all over Central and South America. A side of beans accompanies almost any meal from breakfast to dinner. As you traveled across the countries, you might have noticed that the preparation is specific to the countries. This stewed beans recipe is typical to Belize!

Belizean style beans are super easy to prepare and very nutritious! Just pair your stewed beans with tasty coconut rice, and you’ll have a full serving of protein.

This recipe consists of dried kidney beans. If you want to shorten cooking time merely soak them in water overnight!

Before you go ahead, place the beans in a water bowl. The ones swimming on top are old. You should discard them.


  • 2 cups of white flour
  • 0.5 teaspoon of salt
  • water
  • oil


Belizean style stewed beans

  1. Mix salt with flour and add one tablespoon of oil
  2. Start mixing with your hands while adding enough water to form an elastic dough without lumps
  3. Form 4 equal parts
  4. Roll one of the four portions into a circle and spread 0.5 teaspoons of oil. Roll it up, spread it and roll it again into a snail house
  5. Do the same for the other three portions
  6. Let them rest for at least 30 minutes
  7. Roll the balls out into circles of 13-16 cm
  8. Melt some oil or butter in a pan before cooking the Chapati
  9. Watch them bubble up as they cook rapidly
  10. Enjoy your hot Chapati!
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