Haitian Chili Black Beans Sauce “Sos Pwa Nwa”

Legumes have a health-supportive mix of proteins plus fibers that are essential in our daily dietary intake.

Black beans, also known as turtle beans, are special support for digestive system health. Since they have a rich amount of iron, phosphorous, calcium, magnesium, manganese, copper, and zinc, black beans contribute to maintaining healthy bones.

Black beans have a strong amount of phytonutrients and they are high in antioxidants, for this reason, are considered one of the world’s healthiest foods.

They can be prepared with rice, pasta, or as salads, side dishes, purée, or sauce.

Haitian Chili Black Beans Sauce can be amazing cold or hot to taste with different dishes.

To make this spicy recipe soak the black beans one day in advance.


  • 1 cup black beans
  • 6 cloves
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • Some chive
  • Some parsley sprigs
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper or habanero

What you need to make Haitian Chili Black Beans Sauce:

  • Large bowl
  • Pan
  • Hand blender

Haitian Chili Black Beans Sauce can be amazing cold or hot to taste with different dishes.

I wash black beans with cold water and soak them in plenty of fresh water in a large bowl for 12 hours or 1 day before.

Then I drain the water from the black beans and discard them (I use this water to feed the plants).

Place the beans in a pan and add cold water to cover. Bring beans to a boil with cloves and salt on medium-low heat for 1 hour until tender.

I add water, if necessary, during the boiling process.

When black beans are ready I drain the beans and reserve the liquid.

I start to make a purée with the hand blender, adding pepper, thyme, chive, parsley, garlic cloves, coconut oil, and habanero (since I can’t find scotch bonnet I use habanero).

Finally, I add the reserved liquid and blend the purée till it becomes a creamy sauce (I use it to stock the remaining cooking liquid because it can be used for risotto or other recipes).

Personally, I prefer it cold so I let it cool and then serve it in a bowl.

Haitian Chili Black Beans Sauce if cold is perfect to spread on bread, or as a salad dressing with fresh vegetables.

For those who prefer it hot, simply return the sauce to low heat for a few minutes then serve with rice or pasta.

Last Updated on December 10, 2021 by retrofuturista

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