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Colombian Style Red Beans

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by: Natalia Carter
Updated Jul 20, 2017
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  • 2 lbs large red beans
  • 3 cubes chicken broth
  • Water–enough to cover the beans
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 lb bacon, cooked (optional)
  • Bean seasoning (optional)
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • 1 large tomato, peeled and diced
  • 2 green plantains, diced
  • Salt and cumin, to taste


  • 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

  • tip 1
    *For every 2 cups of beans you will need about four cups of cooking water.
  • tip 2
    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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