Check out this Dominican inspired, Simple Cooking with Heart dish featuring pink beans called Habichuelas Rosadas a la Caribeña, which means Caribbean Pink Beans. Beans are one of the most economical and nutritious protein foods around. And dried beans cost just pennies per pound -- a terrific and versatile food to always have in your heart healthy pantry.
Habichuelas Rosadas a la Caribeña (Caribbean Pink Beans)
Calories218 Per Serving
Protein22g Per Serving
Fiber4g Per Serving
Cost Per Serving$0.51
|Total Fat||11.0 g|
|Saturated Fat||1.5 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||3.0 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||5.5 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||7 g|
|Dietary Fiber||4 g|
1 lb. pink beans (you can substitute pinto or light red kidney beans, but you will need to increase cooking time of the beans by 15-30 minutes)
8 cup water
2 Tbsp. chopped cilantroOR
2 tsp. dried cilantro
2 Tbsp. chopped parsleyOR
2 tsp. dried parsley
28 oz. canned, crushed, no-salt-added tomatoes
1 red pepper (finely chopped)
1 small white onion (finely chopped)
3 tsp. jarred, minced garlic
Rinse and sort beans, removing any rocks. Soak the beans per package instructions overnight.
Drain beans and return to large pot with 8 cups of water. Bring to a boil and reduce to medium heat, let cook for 90 minutes, stirring occasionally until beans are soft.
Add cilantro, parsley, tomato, pepper, onion, and garlic and cook 20 minutes more.
Serve with brown rice for meal or as a side to another dish.