Pork and Black Beans

Categories: Kidney Yin Vacuity

Pork ‘n black beans
Yields 6 servings

2 cans of black beans
1/3 up packed brown sugar
1 small onion, chopped
¼ cup catsup
4-6 slices of bacon

Directions:
1. Add all the ingredients into a 1½ quart casserole, top with slices of bacon and bake for 1 ½ hours at 350 degrees.

TCM analysis: Overall tonifies KD yin.
black beans: sweet, sour, neutral. Strengthens SP, benefits diabetes, counteracts toxins, reduces dampness, benefits KD
brown sugar: sweet, warm. Strengthens digestion, lubricates LU, stops cough, warms up body.
onion: pungent, warm. Promotes sweating, resolves phlegm, diuretic.
Pork: slightly cold, sweet, moistens & nourishes organs, tonifies qi, strengthens digestion