Colombian Red Beans - Frijoles Colombianos

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 20 mins

This is a shortcut version of a dish from Columbia. I found it on Serve the beans with rice.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Sauté the bacon until crispy. Remove bacon and reserve for another use, but leave the bacon drippings in the pan.
  2. Add the chopped tomatoes, chopped scallions, and cumin to the pan. Sauté them in the bacon fat until they are soft, about 5 to 8 minutes.
  3. Add the beans (including liquid) to the pan. Add sugar, water, and the chicken bouillon. Bring to a boil, and simmer for 10 minutes more, until most of the water has evaporated and the beans have thickened.
  4. Remove from heat and stir in the chopped cilantro.
  5. Serve with rice.


Most Helpful

I liked this recipe very well, except for the sugar. As it cooks, the sweetness from the sugar lessens, but I still don't think it adds anything to the recipe. This is a short-cut because you get some meat flavor from the bacon and you use canned beans, otherwise it has all the elements of Colombian-style beans.

threeovens September 18, 2014

this recipe really bumps up a can of beans really good flavor made for south american leg of trip cakepops on parade

Dienia B. August 23, 2014

Really a very nice recipe that didn't take all day. I made 2 servings but used all of a 14 oz tin of the beans. Good flavor, easy to make and you could use it as a side for many things. Made for Culinary Quest 2014.

Annacia August 22, 2014

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