Cooking Asian food can be a daunting task. We all know this. Then you find a recipe you think might be good, you start to read it and there are strange ingredients that you don't normally have on hand. No worries! I have a solution for hoisin! You may have many of the ingredients readily on hand, and if you don't then you need to stock your kitchen.
3/4 kidney beans (color doesn't matter), rinsed