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Umami Recipes

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Habichuelas Guisadas (Puerto Rican Stewed Beans)

4 servings

servings

10 minutes

active time

45 minutes

total time

Ingredients

1 tbsp olive oil (or achiote oil)

3 tbsp sofrito

1 tsp sazon seasoning

1 tsp adobo seasoning

2 dried bay leaves

1 cup tomato puree

3 cans (16oz) red or pink beans (DO NOT DRAIN)

½ cup vegetable broth (or water)

cilantro to garnish

salt and pepper to taste (I usually use about ½ teaspoon of each)

Directions

Simmer the oil & sofrito

In a large soup pot heat your oil over medium heat until it begins to shimmer. Toss in sofrito and sautee for a few minutes.

Add remaining ingredients

Next, add in sazon, adobo, and bay leaves. Mix for another minute to allow the spices to bloom. Pour in the tomato puree, beans (with their liquid), and water or broth before bringing liquid to a boil.

Simmer until reduced

At this point, lower the beans to a simmer and cook over low heat for at least a half hour. Make sure to stir every 10-15 minutes. The longer they cook, the better the flavor!

Season to taste & serve

Taste to see if they need any salt and pepper before serving over rice and garnishing with cilantro.

4 servings

servings

10 minutes

active time

45 minutes

total time
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