About this recipe
This hearty stew is filling, deeply satisfying and brimming with flavor. Soaking the beans overnight not only helps get rid of the protective enzimes, which are hard for your body to digest, but also softens the skins. Cooking the beans in 250-degree oven ensures the beans don't explode and stay intact while cooking. Also, adding the beans toward the end of cooking kept them from becoming too soft. Beans are a nutrient dense food and a great source of proteins, fiber, antioxidants and other nutrients. The fiber and healthy starches in beans can help prevent food cravings. People may feel fuller after consuming beans, which may prevent overeating and even help with weight loss.