How to make it

  • Sort beans to remove rocks and rotten beans- Rinse 3 times
  • Soak in warm water in a pot at least 1 hour or overnight. Drain.
  • Sort again, removing small wrinkled and large tightly wrinkled ones.
  • Return to pot.
  • Add water to make about 6 quarts total.
  • Add 1 Tbsp of the tomato paste
  • Add 1 Tbsp of oil
  • Bring to a boil, stirring gently occasionally to prevent burning on the bottom.
  • Boil 1½ hours (until they begin to soften).
  • Remove from heat.
  • Saute onion and pepper together in about ½ cup oil over med-high heat.
  • When onions are clear, add garlic. Saute on high until onions are carmelized and begin to brown.
  • Add remaining tomato paste and continue to sauté over medium heat about 2 min.
  • Add tomato sauce and continue stirring over medium heat.
  • Add about 12 oz water.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add spices to beans.
  • Add 1 Tablespoon salt.
  • Bring to a boil.
  • Add 2 dashes pepper
  • Taste for salt. Add as needed. Reduce heat to a simmer. Cover and simmer about 1 hour, stirring gently occasionally.

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  • jvbroderick 8 years ago
    What do you mean, "add spices to beans"?

    WHAT spices? There are none listed in the recipe.
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  • deb156 10 years ago
    I never knew how to make Red Beans and Rice, But I wanted some so bad, So I used the recipe on the back of Goya's Kidney Beans and substituted Smoked Pork Neck bones for the Hamhocks and Stewed Tomatoes in the Food processor, I had everything else; And it was so good, the best beans I ever cooked. My Boys loved them and they don't care for beans that much. 4/26/09
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  • reinadelfuego 11 years ago
    This recipe sounds delish! I've been looking for a good rice n beans recipe since my friend luis let me try his.
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