Colombian Style Red Beans
Water–enough to cover the beans
lb bacon, cooked (optional)
Bean seasoning (optional)
large tomato, peeled and diced
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.
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.
Remove from the heat and serve.
- *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.
More About This Recipe
- 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.