Red Beans

Red Beans


"Beans with pure Latin flavor. Accented with potatoes, pumpkin, ham, garlic, and cilantro, this side dish could steal the show!"


40 m servings 118 cals
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Original recipe yields 8 servings



  • Calories:
  • 118 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 18g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 6 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 5 mg
  • 2%
  • Sodium:
  • 465 mg
  • 19%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a blender or food processor, puree onion, bell pepper, garlic, cilantro, and annatto powder. Set mixture aside.
  2. Heat a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Pour in olive oil and saute ham with pureed mixture for 10 minutes, until browned. Mix in beans, potatoes, pumpkin, water, and salt. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for approximately 25 minutes, until mixture thickens and potatoes and pumpkin are tender.
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  1. 16 Ratings


My mom is Puerto Rican, and I lived in Puerto Rico as a child. I have been craving the red beans and rice I remember from this period, and this recipe totally hit the spot, I am so pleased. I di...

This was fantastic! It's the achiote powder that makes it so special, so don't skip it. I found a recipe online for making it. I don't know the difference between that receipe and storebought...

For all you who are not latin, latin people called it pumpkin but it is NOT the Halloween pumpkin that you're thinking of and the who wrote the recipe should have stated this. It's called calaba...

Another good recipe by itself or to get creative with. As usual, I went the creative route. I prefer my meat:vegetable ratio to lean a bit more to the vegi side, so I used a large onion, lar...

Really good. I didn't have pumpkin, but I used yellow squash instead and it was great.

I have made this twice now. Once on the stovetop and once in a slow cooker. I loved the recipe but did not like using canned beans when dry beans taste better, are cheaper and so easy to make. B...

This is fabulous, fabulous, fabulous! I did not have pumpkin, so I used acorn squash instead......FABULOUS! This will be the only red bean recipe I use. Thanks a million!

Yummy!!! I didn't have ham, but used leftover porkchops... Big mistake! I didn't think it would affect the flavor much, but it did. I also cooked them in the crockpot and substitued butternut fo...

This recipe is so yummy! I use butternut squash instead of pumpkin. I also use a Sazon with annatto packet of seasoning instead of the annatto alone because I have so much of it in my pantry alr...