STEWED PINK BEANS with Smoked Turkey
I love beans that's a fact. I do not love to burst (meaning to cook by boiling till softened) beans. Add that to my fear of pressure cookers and my desire not to eat a lot of canned foods and what we have is a slight problem. Red beans is a Sunday lunch household staple as well as a fav legume of mine but man those things can take their damn time when it comes to being softened. So the only sensible alternative is red beans sister pink beans.
While the flavors and color is just slightly different with these two, pink beans usually soften a lot faster than red beans which make them a really great alternative or replacement.
Traditionally, Trinibago stews are done with Oil and Brown Sugar by using process called browning, to give stews a nice dark coloring. This is how we prepare our meat stews, peas and vegetables. Teri however, is always on the hunt for healthier alternatives to tradition which led to my current method. Here's my recipe