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Cuban Red Beans

  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 2 hr 10 min
  • Ingredients 11
  • Servings 6

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Rate and Comment

Vanessa Bell Vanessa Bell
September 10, 2015

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.