Puerto Rican beans with rice
Pork dinner with beans


1/4 cup tomato sauce
1 tablespoon Coconut Oil
2 1/2 tablespoons Recaito (sofrito)
1 packet sazon
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 can pinto beans (drained)
1/4 tsp salt (or to taste)
1 cup water
Puerto Rican beans make a great side dish, especially with pulled pork. Best served on a bed of white rice. The sauce combined with the rice makes a very satisfying combination.


1.Heat oil in a saucepan then add tomato sacue, sofrito, sazon, salt and pepper. Cook for 3-4 minutes.
2.Add the beans and water cook for 15 minutes or until the sauce has thickened

Puerto Rican beans, Habicuelas Guisadas, make a great side to all sorts of main dishes. Most recently we made them to go with our Puerto Rican style pulled pork. The red tint of the beans makes them look really appetizing, especially served on a bed of white rice. They taste great, with a deep flavor that is rich and tangy. You’ll need to make some Recaito, which is Puerto Ricos version of sofrito, to make these right. You will also need Sazon. I haven’t been able to find sazon in any of my local stores so we order it online.

If you don’t want to order sazon online you can make a subsitute by mixing:

  • 1 tsp Coriander
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp turmeric
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 3/4 tsp black pepper

Puerto Rican beans should be in a thick sauce. The sauce is rich and adds a lot to the pinto beans.

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