Check out this Dominican-inspired dish featuring pink beans. Dried beans cost just pennies per pound, so they are an affordable and versatile food to keep on hand in your pantry.
Habichuelas Rosadas a la Caribeña (Caribbean Pink Beans)
Calories117 Per Serving
Protein7g Per Serving
Fiber4g Per Serving
Cost Per Serving$0.51
|Total Fat||0.5 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.0 g|
|Trans Fat||0.0 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.0 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.0 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||22 g|
|Dietary Fiber||4 g|
|Added Sugars||0 g|
1 pound pink, pinto, or light red kidney beans, sorted for stones and shriveled beans, rinsed, and drained
8 cups water
1 28-ounce can no-salt-added crushed tomatoes, drained
1 medium red bell pepper, finely chopped
1 small white onion, finely chopped
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsleyOR
2 teaspoons dried parsley, crumbled
3 teaspoons jarred minced garlicOR
6 medium garlic cloves, minced
Soak the beans overnight using the package directions. Drain well in a colander.
Transfer the beans to a large stockpot. Pour in the water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Cook for 1 hour and 30 minutes, or until the beans are soft, stirring occasionally.
Stir in the remaining ingredients. Cook for 20 minutes, still over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
Tip: Dried beans are one of the most inexpensive proteins you can buy. They are only pennies per pound, so be sure to stock up on them. They'll last for a year in an airtight container.
Cooking Tip: Serve as a side dish or as an entrée to serve 8.