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Frijoles rojos Colombianos (Colombian-style red beans)

Frijoles rojos Colombianos (Colombian-style red beans)image
image showing recipe preparationPreparation timeelementPreparation time15 min
image showing recipe preparationCooking timeelementCooking time95 min
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  • 250 g dried red beans
  • 2 onions
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 red pepper
  • 1/2 green pepper
  • 400 g diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 teaspoon of achiote powder (replace it with paprika if you can't find achiote)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 400 ml water
  • 400 ml chicken broth
  • 2 large carrots
  • 1 bunch coriander
  • Salt, pepper


  • The day before, soak the red beans in a large volume of water.
  • Peel and dice the vegetables.
  • Place onions, garlic, red pepper, green pepper and tomatoes in a blender, chop and set aside.
  • Put the beans, water, broth, carrots and chopped vegetables in a large saucepan. Cover and simmer for 1h30.
  • Add achiote powder, ground cumin, salt and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Energy Total carbs Sugar Total fat Saturated fat Omega 3 Fibers Sodium
289.5 Kcal 42.5 g 10.8 g 1.6 g 0.3 g 0.1 g 15.0 g 591.8 g

The nutritionist's advice:

Red beans are emblematic of South American cuisine. These legumes, interesting sources of plant protein, are perfectly integrated into a vegetarian recipe. Accompanied by rice, this recipe is a balanced dish.