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Tuna Pate With Beans

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Ingredients
  Dried navy beans 1 Pound (2 cups)
  Canned condensed beef broth 10 1⁄2 Ounce, undiluted (1 can)
  Garlic 2 Clove (10 gm), crushed
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Lemon juice 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Hot red pepper sauce 3 Drop
  Eggs 4 , hard-cooked, shelled
  Parsley 2 Tablespoon, chopped
For tuna pate
  Canned tuna 21 Ounce, drained (3 cans, 7-oz each)
  Parmesan cheese 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), grated
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm)
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Red hot pepper sauce 2 Drop
  Curly endive 2 (Crisp)
  Red pepper 1 , cut into strips
  Pitted black olives 3
  Lemon 1 , peeled, cut in narrow strips
Directions

GETTING READY
1) Wash beans and remove the imperfect ones.
2) In a pan add water and cover beans with 2 quarts cold water.
3) Cover and refrigerate overnight. Drain out.

MAKING
4) In a 6-quart kettle put beans, undiluted beef broth, crushed garlic and 3 cups water.
5) Boil, simmer and cook covered for 1 hour.
6) Drain out and transfer into a large bowl.
7) Add 1/4 cup lemon juice, 1/2 cup oil, 1 teaspoon salt and 3 drops red-pepper sauce and toss.
8) Halve 4 eggs lengthwise and remove the yolk. Keep the yolk aside and chop the egg whites.
9) Mix egg whites and parsley to bean mixture.
10) Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.
11) To make Tuna pate take a 3 or 4-cup decorative mold or 7 1/2-by-3 1/2-by-2'/2-inch loaf pan and brush oil on the inside.
12) In a food processor mix tuna, 1/2 cup salad oil, the Parmesan cheese, reserved egg yolks, lemon juice, garlic, salt and red-pepper sauce. Process until smooth.
13) Turn into prepared mold.
14) Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.

SERVING
15) Line serving dish with curly endive.
16) Mound beans into prepared dish and garnish with red-pepper strips.
17) With a spatula loosen pate around inside edge.
18) Unmold on top of beans.
19) Decorate with halved black olives and lemon strips.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Medium
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Bean
Interest: 
Party
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
6

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