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Old-fashioned Sousboontjies

Potjie No: 2
Serves: 10 – 12 as a side dish
Cooking Time: 1.5 hours
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250 g dried sugar beans
7 ml salt
50 ml brown sugar
100 ml wine vinegar
50 ml butter

Soak beans overnight or use this quick soaking method.
Rinse beans under cold running water.
Place in pot and cover with cold water.
Bring to the boil and boil for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat and allow beans to stand for 1 hour.
Drain and rinse thoroughly under cold running water.
Cover again with cold water and slowly bring to the boil, then simmer with lid on for 2-3 hours or until beans are soft, adding more boiling water if necessary.
Make sure there is still a little liquid in the potjie once the beans are done.
Mash a few beans.
Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 10 minutes or until the flavours are well blended.
Allow to cool, then serve cold as a salad or hot with braaied soutribbetjie or boerewors.