Happy New Year! How’s it going so far ? My New Years Eve was great! I spent it with a friend from work and her awesome family and friends. I hadn’t stayed out until 2 am in many, many years! I’m back at work and have been exhausted! I’m back trying to walk in my regular shoes after foot surgery. My foot is still hurting a bit. The doctor said it would take 6-8 months to totally heal! I am so ready to wear some cute shoes! Winter just isn’t meant for all the cute shoes I want to wear!
Today I’m revisiting a post from March, 2012. The original picture was just so ugly that I wanted to post a much prettier picture of this delicious meal. I make these beans about once a month and I love them.
Puerto Rican Style Beans
- 1/2 small onion
- 1/2 cubanelle (banana) pepper
- 3 cloves garlic
- 2 tbsp chopped cilantro
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 15.5 oz can pink beans
- 1/2 cup tomato sauce
- 1 medium potato, peeled and diced into 1/4 pieces
- 1 packet sazón
- 1 bay leaf
- pinch oregano
- salt and pepper
In a mini food processor, chop onions, garlic, pepper and cilantro-or use your trusty knife. Add oil to a medium saucepan and saute the chopped ingredients about 2 minutes. Drain and rinse the beans and add to the saucepan along with sofrito with 3/4 cup of water. Add tomato sauce, potato, sazón, bay leaf, oregano, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer on low for about 15 minutes.
This is such a simple and fast recipe for all the busy people!