Colombian Red Beans - Frijoles Colombianos

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by PanNan

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

Top Review by threeovens

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.

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.

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