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Black Beans with Bacon and Collard Greens

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 60 min
  • Ingredients 12
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
lb. dried black beans, soaked overnight
1
lb. bacon, chopped
2
tablespoons oil
1
red onion, diced
4
garlic cloves, crushed
1
cup tomatoes, diced
1/2
teaspoon ground achiote (annatto)
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1
teaspoon ground chili pepper
8
cups water
5
leaves of collard greens, diced
salt and pepper, to taste

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
% Daily Value
% Daily Value*:
Exchanges:
Free
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

If you would like a vegetarian version of this dish, skip the bacon in this recipe.

This recipe for black bean stew is easy and delicioso, accompanied by bacon and collard greens. My husband has a theory that any dish can be improved just by adding bacon. I’m not completely sure if this rule is universally true for every recipe, but at least in this case I have to admit he’s completely right! Frijoles (beans) are a savory and versatile ingredient, economic to purchase and within everyone’s budget. If you don’t know exactly which recipe you should pick this week, surprise your family with this new dish. Besides offering a sabroso meal, this recipe is very easy to prepare. Personally, I like to serve black beans with white rice, avocadoes, ripe plantains or patacones and a simple green salad.

The bacon can also be replaced with chopped chorizo as desired.

Directions

  • 1 Heat the oil in a large pot and add the bacon. Cook until crispy then stir-in the diced onion and mashed garlic. Continue to cook for two to three minutes or until the ingredients have softened.
  • 2 Add the diced tomatoes, achiote, cumin, chile, salt and pepper. Stir occasionally for five more minutes.
  • 3 Pour 8 cups of water into the pot and bring to a boil. Incorporate the soaked beans and simmer over low heat for around one hour, partially covered with a lid. Sprinkle the chopped collard greens on top and continue cooking for one hour or until the frijoles are soft. Make sure to keep an eye on your stew- if the mixture begins to dry out early, add a bit more water.

This recipe for black bean stew is easy and delicioso, accompanied by bacon and collard greens. My husband has a theory that any dish can be improved just by adding bacon. I’m not completely sure if this rule is universally true for every recipe, but at least in this case I have to admit he’s completely right! Frijoles (beans) are a savory and versatile ingredient, economic to purchase and within everyone’s budget. If you don’t know exactly which recipe you should pick this week, surprise your family with this new dish. Besides offering a sabroso meal, this recipe is very easy to prepare. Personally, I like to serve black beans with white rice, avocadoes, ripe plantains or patacones and a simple green salad.

Rate and Comment

Erica Dinho Erica Dinho
September 24, 2015

This recipe for black bean stew is easy and delicioso, accompanied by bacon and collard greens. My husband has a theory that any dish can be improved just by adding bacon. I’m not completely sure if this rule is universally true for every recipe, but at least in this case I have to admit he’s completely right! Frijoles (beans) are a savory and versatile ingredient, economic to purchase and within everyone’s budget. If you don’t know exactly which recipe you should pick this week, surprise your family with this new dish. Besides offering a sabroso meal, this recipe is very easy to prepare. Personally, I like to serve black beans with white rice, avocadoes, ripe plantains or patacones and a simple green salad.