Porotos Granados

READY IN: 2hrs 20mins
Recipe by Sernarama

"Porotos" is Chile's word for "beans". This is a native Chilean dish. My mother-in-law gave me her version, but I like Ruth Van Waerbeek- Gonzalez' (The Chilean Kitchen) version as well, so this is my own, which is an adaptation of the two. Serve Chilean style with fresh bread and a salad of sliced tomatoes and onion drizzled with olive oil. This is a typical autumn and winter dish at our house.(prep time does not include soaking time for beans.)

Top Review by pickled walnut

I loved this recipe. It was a unique idea for using squash. It was thick and filling so the leftovers lasted me a while.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rinse beans, place in a large pot with 6- 8 cups water, bring to a boil, turn off the heat and allow beans to soak for one hour.
  2. Drain beans and add chicken broth, bring to a boil, reduce heat and allow to simmer another hour.
  3. In a separate skillet, heat oil and saute onion, bell pepper and carrot, when onion is translucent, add squash and cook another 5 minutes.
  4. Add vegetable mixture, corn and paprika to beans.
  5. Simmer 30 mins, or until beans and squash are tender.
  6. Add chopped basil and season with salt and pepper to taste.

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