Haitian White Bean Sauce | Sos Pwa Blan

I had the opportunity to learn from the best of the best and if you ask me!!!! This is the best Haitian White Bean Sauce you will come across!! The more known “sauce pois” is made with the black or red beans but my all-time favorite is this white bean sauce!!

It pairs perfectly with fish, pork and pretty much anything. Think of it as a sauce but also as a side dish!!! You can not find better that that!!! Healthy and consistent you will definitely make this sauce over and over again #yourwelcome

Prep : 20 mins /Soaking: overnight /Cook: 35-45 mins/ Total: 1h20

Servings : 4-6


3 cups small white beans
2 yellow onions
4-5 garlic cloves
1 Hot pepper
1 carrot
1 celery branch

2 tsp Onion flakes
5-6 tbsp Epis (Haitian Seasoning Base)
3-4 tbsp olive oil


Soaking the beans:
*This should be done the night before you want to make the bean sauce to give the beans the time to absorb all the water.
Clean the beans in water then add them to the medium/large pot you will cook the bean in. Add 4 time the height of the bean level to the pot. Cover and let rest overnight or minimum 12 hours.

Cooking the beans:
The beans should have absorbed most of the water over night and there should not be to much water left. You will need to add 1.5 times the height of the bean level of cold water.
Add the pot of beans to medium heat, add a full onion, hot pepper, few clove seeds and 2-3 garlic cloves the water should have started to come to a simmer or boil, simply cover the pot with the lid and let cook on medium heat until beans are completely cooked (45 minutes to 1h depending on the size of the beans).

While the beans are cooking, chop all the carrot, celery, 2 garlic cloves and onion in very small chunks then set asides.

The purée:
Lower the heat to low and then take 1/4 of the beans (I like loads of full beans in my sauce but you can also do half puree /half full beans), the boiled onion and 1.5 cups of the bean water and add to a blender or add in a separate bowl and use a hand soup mixer, until completely liquified. Add the mix to the remaining beans with a strainer to the pot of beans and mix well This Is to thicken the sauce up a bit.

The flavour:
Heat up 3 tbsp of olive oil in a saucepan on medium/low heat.
Add the garlic first and fry until golden, add the remaining veggies with 2-3 tbsp Epis (Haitian Seasoning Base), onion flakes and salt to taste.
Cook for 5-7 minutes then add to the bean sauce.
Simmer on low for 10-15 mins until very combined, season more to taste and add extra water if needed.
Keep in mind that it will become thicker when it cools down.

Soaking the beans for dummies !! #YourWelcome

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