Irio (corn and bean mash)

  • 8 oz. dried beans
  • 2 plantains or bananas sliced
  • 4 potatoes peeled and chopped
  • 1 lb. corn kernels
  • 4 T. oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Soak beans overnight. Boil and simmer until tender. Add cooked beans, plantains, potatoes, corn and a little more water and salt if necessary. Bring to boil and simmer until vegetables are tender. Drain off water.

In a large bowl, mash all together with oil, salt and pepper. For variation mix in any spice or herb, garlic, or any cooked vegetable. Squash is a nice addition. You can also stuff it into various vegetables to bake.

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