Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins

A staple of Colombian (and other Hispanic cultures) meals. My husband likes to cook the beans with pigs feet and eats it alone with the rice. I don't like the greasiness of pigs feet so I am posting a more "generic" recipe here.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium saucepan, saute bacon in olive oil over medium low heat until fat starts to render.
  2. Add onions and red pepper; cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add garlic, cook 3 minutes.
  4. Add red kidney beans, sazon, tomato paste, salt to taste and water to cover; stir well to combine.
  5. Cover saucepan and cook at least 30 minutes or until beans are done to desired consistency (I like them kind of mushy).
  6. During last 5 minutes of cooking add in cilantro and oregano.
  7. Serve over rice, or along side.