Colombian Style Red Beans

colombian style red beans Side Dish Columbian
Colombian Style Red Beans
  • Prep 24 hr 0 min
  • Total 25 hr 0 min
  • Servings 8
Updated July 20, 2017


lbs large red beans
cubes chicken broth
Water–enough to cover the beans
onion, finely chopped
lb bacon, cooked (optional)
Bean seasoning (optional)
carrot, grated
large tomato, peeled and diced
green plantains, diced
Salt and cumin, to taste


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  • 1
    Rinse the beans and let them soak in water for at least a day before the preparation, so that they can soften. Don’t throw away the water; you’ll need it to cook later.
  • 2
    The next day, add the beans in a pressure pot and the rest of the ingredients and 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 and serve.

Expert Tips

  • *For every 2 cups of beans you will need about four cups of cooking water.
  • Serve with fried bacon, white rice, plantains and even fried eggs.

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  • One of the Colombian dishes I love the most includes beans with bacon, quite a tradition back home. It’s a tasty dish perfect to enjoy with other dishes, like the famous bandeja paisa. I love these frijoles with any accompaniment, especially with a serving of white rice and plantains.

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