Bean recipe

Hello everybody!  I hope you guys are well.  Today I would like to share with you how I cook my beans.  Yup, beans.  I decided to post this for 3 reasons:

1. My husband always compliments me on my beans and that means a lot because he’s a great chef.

2. My brother always goes back for seconds and according to my parents and I quote, “He doesn’t eat beans.” 🙂

3. Finally, a recipe for my best friend, Azizi, who has always asked what I put in my beans, but I’ve never jotted the ingredients down for her.  Sorry Z!  I hope this makes up for it.

Here’s my recipe and of course you can all tweak it to your liking.  I am American/Puerto Rican so I grew up learning how to cook Puerto Rican style.  I’ve learned from my mom and mother-in-law, both superb cooks.  During time, my ingredients have changed.  Most recently, I’ve added chopped dried onions flakes and I find that it makes it taste even more divine.  It’s become a staple within the spices.

Angie’s Beans:

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You can use this recipe for any type of beans like red, white, pink, chick peas, etc. and of course use whatever brand you want.  I used to make my beans with potatoes, but now I add the Vienna sausages.

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Mix together:

1 can of beans

1 can of tomato sauce

1 can of Vienna sausages

½ – ¾  can of water (I use the bean can to measure the water)

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Ingredients:

1 packet of Sazón

¼ teaspoon garlic powder

¼ teaspoon chopped onions (dried flakes)

¼ teaspoon Adobo

¼ teaspoon ground pepper

½ teaspoon cilantro leaves

1 teaspoon parsley

1 teaspoon oregano

½ tablespoon ground flax-seed

2 tablespoons Sofrito

(Sofrito is a major Spanish cooking staple usually found in the frozen section in supermarkets and it’s a combination of vegetables and spices puree together)

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Mix all ingredients into the pan with your beans and Vienna sausages.

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Cover and cook over medium heat.  Lower the heat after the beans start boiling.

Cooking time is between 25 – 30 minutes.

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Once they’re done, pour over rice or place them on the side and enjoy.  This is Sophia’s dinner plate, which includes apple slices, broccoli, cherry tomatoes, chicken, rice and beans.

I hope you like my recipe.  I am by no means a professional recipe writer so if you have any questions, I will be happy to answer them.  Thanks for taking time in viewing my blog!

Take good care all.

Until next time…

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