Colombian Frijoles

Recipe by rainna
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READY IN: 3hrs 30mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 500
    g red beans (soaked overnight) or 500 g kidney beans (soaked overnight)
  • 300
    g fatty pork knuckle
  • 14
    cup vegetable oil
  • 2
    tablespoons lard (from the pork knuckle)
  • 3 -4
    tomatoes, chopped
  • 14
    cup green onion, chopped
  • 1
    tablespoon cumin
  • 2
    tablespoons cilantro, chopped
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DIRECTIONS

  • Cut the pork knuckle into little pieces, the size of your thumbnail.
  • In a non stick pan, fry the pork until the pieces are crisp, and golden brown in colour.
  • Remove from pan, and drain.
  • Rinse the beans and run them through your hands to make sure that there are no small stones or bits of earth among them.
  • Put the beans, pork fritters and lard into the pot and add enough water to cover the beans.
  • Boil for about 2 hours stirring occasionally every 20 minutes, covered until they are tender, but not soft.
  • In a separate pan, sauté the green onions and tomatoes for about 8- 10 minutes, until you get a nice thick sauce and all the tomatoes are dissolved.
  • Remove from fire and add the tomato sauce to the bean stew.
  • Add the salt, cumin and cilantro, and simmer for another 30 minutes, adding water if necessary.
  • Serve with rice.
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