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Colombian Red Beans

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  • Prep 24 hr 15 min
  • Total 25 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 10
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One of the Colombian dishes I love most is red beans with bacon, quite a tradition in my home country. This Colombian style red bean recipe is a flavorful dish, and perfect to pair with other classic dishes like the famous bandeja paisa. I also love enjoying these frijoles with a serving of white rice and plantains. Hopefully you’ll pair your red beans with some of your favorite other sides too.
by Natalia Carter
Updated May 30, 2024
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  • 2 lb dried large red beans
  • 3 chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lb bacon, cooked and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • Sazón GOYA® con Azafran, if desired
  • 1 carrot, shredded
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • 2 green plantains, peeled and diced
  • Salt, as desired
  • Fresh cilantro leaves, if desired


  • 1
    Rinse beans and place in a large bowl. Add enough water to cover beans. Soak beans in water for at least a day to soften. Do not throw away the water; you’ll need it to cook the beans.
  • 2
    Add the soaked beans and water along with all remaining ingredients except the cilantro to a pressure cooker. Cook for about 1 hour. (If you use a traditional pot, cook for at least 3 hours at low temperature.)
  • 3
    Remove from the heat, garnish with cilantro leaves and serve.

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