Puerto Rican Spiced Beans

Puerto Rican Spiced Beans
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  • 2 Tablespoon of canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon cilantro, finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 small jalapeƱo pepper seeded and minced
  • 2-3 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 medium bell pepper chopped (i prefer red bell pepper)
  • dash of cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 4 cups cooked small read beans
  • 2 cups chicken or vegetable broth
  • 1 medium potato of choice chopped
  • 1 packet goya sazon
  • fresh cilantro for garnish


  1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a large saucepan. Add the onions, garlic, cumin, jalapenos, cilantro, paprika, bell pepper and the baby leaf. Saute the mix, stirring frequently until onions appear translucent. Approximately 6 minutes.
  2. Add the beans, broth, potato, tomatoes, saloon, and a pinch of salt. Bring the mixture to a boil.
  3. Reduce the heat, cover the saucepan and allow the mixture to simmer for about 15 minutes.
  4. Serve warm! Great pair with some rice.

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