Habichuelas Guisadas – Stewed Red Beans

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 small onion, finely chopped (about 1 cup)

1 jar (4 oz.)

GOYA® Fancy Pimientos, drained and finely chopped


green bell pepper, finely chopped (about ½ cup)


 GOYA® Minced Garlic, or 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

1 tbsp.

 GOYA® Recaito

1 tsp.

GOYA® Whole Oregano Leaf

2 cans (15.5 oz. each)

 GOYA® Small Red Beans, drained

Cubed ham, squash or yautia (optional)


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!


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Step 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.

Step 2

Stir in tomato sauce, Recaito, oregano, Sazón and cumin. Cook, stirring occasionally, until tomato mixture begins to boil, about 2 minutes more.

Step 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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Side Dishes Caribbean Under 40

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