Puerto Rican Rice and Beans

Puerto Rican Rice And Beans Recipe

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Mom started making this dish when we moved to Puerto Rico in the early 70's. It became a family favorite and takes me back to that place and time with each bite.

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30 Min
1 Hr 30 Min
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ham steaks, cubed
1 large
1 large
bell pepper
4 clove
1 can(s)
tomato sauce
2-3 can(s)
water (tomato sauce can)
1 Tbsp
oregano, dried
1 Tbsp
cilantro, dried (i use a small bunch of fresh, minced)
1/2 tsp
black pepper
2 can(s)
favorite pinto beans (or can use homemade)

How to Make Puerto Rican Rice and Beans


  • 1Brown diced ham in oil
  • 2Add onion, garlic and bell pepper and saute with ham
  • 3Add tomato sauce & water along with oregano, cilantro and pepper
  • 4Simmer for 30 min., covered
  • 5Add 2 cans of pinto beans, cover and simmer 1 hour (you may need to add a little water after adding beans, use your judgement)
  • 6Remove from heat and serve over rice

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About Puerto Rican Rice and Beans

Course/Dish: Pork, Casseroles
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: Puerto Rican
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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