Frijoles Colorados/Red Beans Cuban Style

Monika Rosales


Just like my mommy taught delightful


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40 Min
1 Hr
Stove Top


  • 24 oz
    red beans dried ( 2...12 oz packages)
  • 8 c
  • 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
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • ·
    salt/pepper to taste
  • 1/2 can(s)
    tomato sauce

How to Make Frijoles Colorados/Red Beans Cuban Style


  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.

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About Frijoles Colorados/Red Beans Cuban Style

Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Cuban

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