Habichuelas Guisadas Recipe – Stewed Red Beans | GOYA

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Habichuelas Guisadas - Stewed Red Beans

Delicious, Easy Caribbean Side Dish

Habichuelas Guisadas, or Stewed Red Beans, is a savory dish of seasoned beans, usually accompanied by rice. It’s a favorite meal or side dish in many Caribbean countries including Puerto Rico, the Dominican Republic and Cuba. Made with a handful of convenient signature GOYA® products, this Habichuelas Guisadas recipe gets an extra boost of flavor from Goya® Recaito, a savory mixture of cilantro, garlic, and onion. A delicious, easy stewed beans recipe that tastes like it’s made in the islands!

Serves 8

Prep time: 10 min.

Total time: 30 min.


2 tbsp. GOYA® Olive Oil

1 small onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

1 jar (4 oz.) GOYA® Fancy Red Pimientos, drained and finely chopped

½ green bell pepper, finely chopped (about ½ cup)

1½ tsp. GOYA® Minced Garlic, or 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1/2 cup GOYA® Tomato Sauce

1 tbsp. GOYA® Recaíto

1 tsp. GOYA® Whole Oregano Leaf

1 packet Sazón GOYA® with Coriander and Annatto

1/4 tsp. GOYA® Cumin

2 cans (15.5 oz. each) GOYA® Small Red Beans, drained

GOYA® Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning with Pepper, to taste

Cubed ham, squash or yautia (optional)


1. Heat oil in medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add onions, pimiento, green bell pepper and garlic. Cook, stirring occasionally, until onions are soft and translucent, 5-7 minutes.
2. Stir in tomato sauce, Recaito, oregano, Sazón and cumin. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tomato mixture begins to boil, about 2 minutes more.
3. Stir in beans and 3 cups water; bring bean mixture to boil. Reduce heat to medium low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until bean mixture thickens, about 10 minutes. Season with Adobo. Stir in cooked ham, squash or yautia, if desired. Serve warm.

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