Frijoles Colorados/Red Beans Cuban Style

Monika Rosales

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@THEDEVOTEDCOOK

Just like my mommy taught me....so delightful


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Prep:

40 Min

Cook:

1 Hr

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

24 oz
red beans dried ( 2...12 oz packages)
8 c
water
1/2
onion, chopped
1/2
green pepper, chopped
3
garlic cloves, smashed
1
chorizo, spanish...sliced
1 c
pumpkin(calabaza)...fresh and cut up into large chunks
1
green plaintain, cut up into 4-6 pieces
2
chunks of ham hocks or smoked turkey chunks
1/2 c
olive oil
1/4 c
cilantro
2
bay leaves
salt/pepper to taste
1/2 can(s)
tomato sauce

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Bring the water, beans and ham hocks OR smoked turkey to boil for at least 1 hour or until tender.
2
In a skillet...saute in the olive oil ,onions, peppers, garlic,chorizo and tomato sauce. about 5 mins, then add to beans.
3
add also the pumpkin ( calabaza) as well as the green plantain and cilantro...simmer another hour or till thickened and tender...stirring occasionally add salt and pepper to taste.

About this Recipe

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Cuban