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Porotos Granados (Bean Stew)

Porotos Granados (Bean Stew) created by justcallmetoni

Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. It's from a special edition of Saveur, The Best of Tex-Mex Cooking. They recommend you use 2 cups dried navy beans soaked overnight, but I've altered the recipe and cooking time for canned. I also halved the amount of oil. When I tried this it made a rather soupy stew; if you prefer your stews drier, I suggest cutting back on the broth, and add more if it gets too dry.

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  • Heat oil in large pot over medium-low heat. Stir in paprika, then add onions and cook until soft, about 15 minutes.
  • Add navy beans and broth to pot, then add winter squash and lima beans. Cover and simmer over low heat until squash begins to soften, about 30 minutes. Add up to 1/4 cup water if mixture becomes too dry.
  • Stir corn and basil into pot and cook, uncovered, until the corn is tender and sauce is thick, about 5 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
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"Posted for Zaar World Tour 2005. It's from a special edition of Saveur, The Best of Tex-Mex Cooking. They recommend you use 2 cups dried navy beans soaked overnight, but I've altered the recipe and cooking time for canned. I also halved the amount of oil. When I tried this it made a rather soupy stew; if you prefer your stews drier, I suggest cutting back on the broth, and add more if it gets too dry."
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  1. erinbrooks2570
    I used frozen sweet potatoes instead of winter squash and added garlic powder. I cooked the paprika before adding the onions.
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  2. RamiX
    This is a classic Chilean summer dish. It's traditionally made with fresh tortola beans (not found in the US) but lima, pinto or canolli beans could be good substitutes. The Chilean squash is also different, with a deep orange, almost red color and very sweet and flavorful. <br/><br/>One thing that's missing from the original recipe is French-cut green beans. They add a lot of flavor and complement the corn very well. Another addition that my family also uses a lot (I'm Chilean) is basil. Other variations include additional large quartered onions cooked in whole chunks along with the beans, providing a good texture and additional onion flavor.
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  3. Kamark
    This is a wonderful, filling soup that comes together easily and quickly. We ran out of paprika so skipped that; the broth, salt, pepper, and onions added plenty of flavor on their own. When putting in the corn, we added some cooked leftover quinoa, and that added some nice bulk.
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  4. xsandos
    Soooooo yummy!! I have made this twice already in 2 weeks. I used canned white beans since they store ran out of navy beans, and also added yucca and yellow sqaush to add variety. I love the sweetness the butternut squash adds.. mmm mmm.. this is so tasty, I'm having it again for leftovers for lunch today! Thank you!
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  5. Aioli_Queen
    Thanks so much for such a delicious and hearty meal. I actually used black eyed peas and sweet potato instead of navy beans and squash. I also added 2 cloves of garlic since we love garlic. I think the next time I'll also add a serrano to this for just a little bite. I'm delighted to find a hearty bean recipe that tastes so different than usual:-)
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