Beans chez-les Bulu: Good and Easy

October 9th, 2006 by admin

Hey guys. I’m currently serving as a PCV in Ambam, down in the South province of Cameroon. I thought you’d like the recipe I’ve learned for Beans chez-les Bulu, the dominant tribe in our area. They’re good. And easy. And maybe so obvious that you’ve neglected to put them on your website, but I’ll write it all down anyway.

– beans
– chopped garlic, onions
– 2 little cans tomato paste
– salt, pepper, other spices
– piment
– 1/2 cup veggie oil
– 1/4 cup water

– two handfuls of beans, soaked overnight and cooked for 2-3 hours
– heat the oil and then add the garlic and onions
– when the onions look clear, add the tomato paste, water, piment
– let the mixture cook for a few minutes, then add the beans
– if there’s not enough sauce to taste a kick in each spoonful of beans, add some more oil and/or water
– add salt and pepper to taste. I also suggest a little chili powder

I recommend this with spaghetti or rice, comme d’habitude.


J. Blair Reeves, PCV,
B.P. 270
Ambam, Province du Sud

“Small small catch monkey.”
– Cameroonian proverb