Habichuelas Guisadas – Stewed Red Beans Delicious, Easy Caribbean Side Dish Habichuelas Guisadas, or Stewed Red Beans, is a savory dish of seasoned beans, usually accompanied by rice. It’s a favorite meal or side dish in many Caribbean countries including Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Made with a handful of convenient signature GOYA® products, thisHabichuelas Guisadas recipe gets an extra boost of flavor from Goya® Recaito, a savory mixture of cilantro, garlic, and onion. A delicious, easy stewed beans recipe that tastes like it’s made in the islands!

Habichuelas Guisadas From Goya

Habichuelas Guisadas From Goya

Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Caribbean, Cuban, Dominican, Puerto Rican
Servings 8 people


  • 1 small onion finely chopped (about 1 cup)
  • 4 oz Fancy Pimientos drained and finely chopped
  • ½ green bell pepper finely chopped (about ½ cup)
  • 1 clove minced garlic or 3garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ cup tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp Recaito
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 packet Sazón GOYA® with Coriander and Annatto
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • 2 can Red Beans drained
  • GOYA® Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning with Pepper to taste
  • Cubed ham squash or yautia (optional)


  • Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions, pimiento, green bell pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and translucent, 5-7 minutes.
  • Stir in tomato sauce, Recaito, oregano, Sazón and cumin. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tomato mixture begins to boil, about 2 minutes more.
  • Stir in beans and 3 cups water; bring bean mixture to boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until bean mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Season with Adobo. Stir in cooked ham, squash or yautia, if desired. Serve warm.