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United States of America Puerto Rico Habichuelas

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Serves: 8
Country: Puerto Rico


  • 1 cup of pink beans
  • 3 teaspoons of salt
  • 1 medium potato
  • 2 tablespoons of sofrito
  • 1 ounce green bell pepper
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 5 green olives
  • 2 ounces of smoked ham
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • 6 ounces of tomato sauce
  • 3 1/2 quarts of water
  • 2 tablespoons white vinegar


Wash the beans and soak in 2 quarts of water already mixed with the white vinegar and 1 teaspoon of salt. Let the beans soak overnight. Rinse the beans and place in a pan with 1 quart of water and 1 teaspoon of salt. Cook until the beans have softened. Discard water used to soften the beans. Set aside Peel and dice the potato into 1/4" size pieces. Set aside Dice the smoked ham into 1/4" size pieces. Set aside. Dice the green bell pepper into 1/8" pieces. Set aside

In a pan add the sofrito, 1 teaspoon of salt, tomato sauce, olives, smoked ham, potato, green bell pepper, bay leaves, olive oil, and 2 cups of water. Cook at moderate heat until it starts boiling. Lower to moderate low heat and simmer for 20 minutes. stir once while simmering. Add the beans. Continue to simmer at moderate low heat for 45 minutes to 1 hour or until the beans are fully cooked. Stir avery 15 minutes.

Makes approximately 8 servings.

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There are 1 reviews.
mouth-watering beans., 10/17/2005
Reviewer: lisaq325 from Ardmore, Oklahoma (1569)
Since early in life i was introduce to spanish food because my stepdad ,(now deceased)was raised by Puerto Ricans and Habichuelas have been 1 of my favorites.Served with rice and a wide variety of meats, it is great.

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