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Cuban Red Beans

Cuban Red Beans
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 6
This is a simple and frugal dinner typical in Cuban families. Especially if you have leftover ham, this recipe of Cuban red beans will satisfy almost everyone in your family.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups water, plus enough water to soak beans
  • 1 lb of red kidney beans
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cups salted ham
  • 2-3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 green pepper, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 4 ozs tomato sauce
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

  • 1
    In a large saucepan, cover beans with enough to water to cover and let soak for 1-2 hours.
  • 2
    Add 3 cups of water and cook uncovered until beans are tender for about an hour.
  • 3
    Meanwhile, make a sofrito by sautéing the finely chopped onion, green pepper and garlic. Add the tomato sauce and cook until the sauce acquires a deep red color.
  • 4
    Add the sofrito to the beans, along with dry seasonings, and cook for 20 minutes longer, or until beans are well incorporated.
  • 5
    Serve as a soup or over white rice.

  • Canned beans work great too! Choose the no-salt added variety to control the flavorings.

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  • This is a simple and frugal dinner typical in Cuban families. Especially if you have leftover ham, this recipe of Cuban red beans will satisfy almost everyone in your family.
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