Costa Rican Gallo Pinto ( Black Beans & Rice)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 7 mins

This is one good rice & beans recipe - if you wish you can use kidney or other beans, still good

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute the onions& pepper in the oil.
  2. Add beans& cook 2 minutes longer.
  3. Add the rice& stir together, cook 3 minutes.
  4. Add worcestershire, tabasco & coriander, mix well.
  5. Garnish with bacon bits.
  6. If you want garnish with sour cream.
Most Helpful

Excellent and tastes just like what we've had in Costa Rica. I used Melinda's hot sauce, since that is what is used in Costa Rica.

Vicki in AZ September 12, 2002

I'd made this some time back. I did not garnish with bacon, instead, did that with cilantro. Also, I did not use Tobasco and Worcestershire sauces. I remember garnishing with cilantro and thin strips of green bell pepper. The dish was amazing, both, presentation and taste wise. I served it with low-fat yogurt and everyone had a grand time:)

Charishma_Ramchandani June 13, 2002

I did not use bacon and found this to be extremely bland. I can't imagine that the bacon would add enough flavor to make this worth making again.

sugarbowlbutt November 09, 2003