"Black and Red Beans Mamposteao"

Hector Pagan


This is my favorite side and is good for bbq chicken, steaks, fish and roast pork. This is my own recipe.


★★★★★ 2 votes

20 Min
15 Min


  • 1 c
    rice, cooked, cooled
  • ·
    clarified butter or olive oil
  • 4 slice
  • 2 oz
    smoke ham
  • 1
    sweet plantains
  • 1 oz
  • 1 oz
    green pepper
  • 1 oz
  • 1 oz
  • 1 oz
  • 3 oz
    black beans
  • 3 oz
    red beans
  • 8 oz
    chicken broth
  • ·
  • ·
    tropical seasoning (if you don't have the seasoning can use a mix of paprika, coriander powder, onion powder, garlic powder, a little cumin and a little sugar.)
  • ·
    salt and pepper

How to Make "Black and Red Beans Mamposteao"


  1. Cut the bacon and the smoke ham y small dice, the sweet plantains in dice, the onion, green pepper, shallots in small dice and chopped the chives, garlic and cilantro.
  2. In a pan add a little clarified butter or olive oil for the saute and add the bacon and the smoke ham cook for 3 to 4 minutes and add the sweet plantain and cook until the plantain have a golden color.
  3. Add the onion, green pepper, shallots, chives, garlic, pepper and salt and stir for a few minutes and add the beans, the tropical seasoning and 6oz of chicken broth and cook for 6 to 8 minutes until beans are cooked (add more chicken broth it if necessary and seasoning for the color).
  4. Finaly add the cilantro and then the rice and saute for a few minutes (2 to 3) on high fire.The rice should be slightly wet, if necessary at this point add a little chicken broth.

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