Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 500 Dried beans

  2. 1 Onion - diced

  3. 1/4 Green pepper - diced

  4. 3 Garlic - diced

  5. 250 Tomato sauce

  6. 30 Olive oil

  7. 10 Salt -

  8. 500 Water

  9. 200 Long-grain rice

  10. 5 Salt -

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Recipe Instructions 1. Soak the beans for at least two hours (overnight is okay too). Change the water and bring to a boil.

  2. Add the onion, pepper, and garlic; cover and simmer for 1 hour.

  3. Add the tomato sauce, olive oil, and salt: cover and simmer 1 more hour. (Be sure to keep the beans covered with liquid, adding more water if necessary.) 1. Bring the water to a boil 2. Add the rice and salt.

  4. Cover and let simmer for 20 minutes. Author's Notes: This recipe is from my mother, who undoubtedly got it from one of my father's relatives. I've seen it described as being from various countries, but it will always be Puerto Rican beans to me. Any dried beans can be used, but kidney beans and navy beans are the best. Chick peas aren't bad either. You can use a ham bone for flavoring instead of the olive oil if you don't mind using ham. This makes a very good main course or side dish.


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