Dominican Red Beans
Recipe type: Side dish
Cuisine: Dominican
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Serves: 4 servings
Quick and easy recipe for Dominican red beans, the ideal side dish to steamed rice.
  • 4 strips bacon, diced
  • ¼ medium red pepper, diced
  • ¼ medium yellow onion, diced
  • ½ celery stalk, diced
  • 2 cans of Bush's Beans Kidney Beans (do not throw out the liquid!)
  • To Taste: Cilantro, Salt & Pepper, Vegetable Stock
  1. In a medium saute pan, cook and render the bacon fat.
  2. Remove bacon and reserve the fat in the pan.
  3. Add the vegetables (and half the amount of the cilantro) and saute for 5 minutes. I just rough chopped them; the smaller the dice, the shorter the cooking time.
  4. Add the beans, liquids included and simmer to infuse the bacon fat flavor! After 5-8 minutes, pour into blender and puree.
  5. Strain (or not. straining is just my personal preference) and pour back into small pot. Add chopped cilantro, season with salt and pepper and if wanting to adjust thickness. Sprinkle with reserved bacon!
  6. Serve over rice and enjoy!
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