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Red Beans (Habichuelas)


Traditional Puerto Rican red beans served with white rice

Rate this recipe 4.5/5 (18 Votes)


  • 2 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 2 oz. of diced lean cured ham (jamón de cocinar) or 1 strip bacon
  • 2 oz. salchichon diced
  • 1 can of red or pink beans
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 1/2 cube or 1 teaspoon chicken boullion
  • 1 1/2 cans of tomato sauce (8oz.)
  • 1 packet of sazón
  • 2 tablespoons of sofrito
  • 1/2 can of water (use the tomato sauce can)


Level of difficulty Average
Cost Average budget


Step 1

Put the oil in a deep saucepan, turn the heat to medium and add the jamón and salchichon. Add onions.

Step 2

Saute together with the sofrito and chicken boullion, after 3 minutes add the tomato sauce, sazon. Stir for 2 minutes

Step 3

Add the beans and water, stir.

Step 4

Turn heat to medium high. When boiling, cover with a lid and turn heat to low. Add water if needed.
Cook 20 minutes.

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