Habichuelas Guisadas are stewed red beans that are both delicious and easy to make. This Caribbean Side Dish is made of savory 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.
Habichuelas Guisadas – Stewed Red Beans
- 2 can red beans drained
- 1 cup cubed ham squash or yautia (optional)
- 1 cup onion finely chopped
- 4 oz pimientos drained and finely chopped
- ½ cup green bell pepper finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ½ cup tomato sauce
- 1 tbsp recaito
- 1 tsp oregano
- 1 packet sazón GOYA® with Coriander and Annatto
- ¼ tsp ground cumin
- salt and pepper to taste
- 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.
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