Caribbean beans

    1 hour 5 min

    This is a deliciously different way to prepare a tin of beans. The combination of Caribbean flavours is lovely! Serve the beans over white rice or have as a soup.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1/2 onion, chopped
    • 1/2 green pepper, chopped
    • 120ml water
    • 1 (410g) tin haricot beans
    • 180g passata
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
    • 1 sprig coriander, coarsely chopped
    • 4 tablespoons peeled and diced calabaza (or butternut squash)
    • 1 (5g) sachet sazon seasoning
    • 1 chicken stock cube
    • 1 pinch salt
    • 1 pinch black pepper
    • 1 pinch ground cumin

    Prep:25min  ›  Cook:40min  ›  Ready in:1hr5min 

    1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and green pepper; cook until the onion begins to turn brown, about 5 minutes. Pour in the water, beans, passata, garlic, coriander and squash. Season with the sazon sachet, stock cube, salt, pepper and cumin; stir well to combine.
    2. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the squash has softened, about 20 minutes. Remove the cover, and continue cooking until the sauce has thickened, about 10 more minutes.

    Sazón seasoning

    Sazón seasoning can be found online or in some Caribbean or specialty shops. A well known brand is Goya.

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    So good! I used Jamaican Jerk seasoning and yellow summer squash. A few red pepper flakes for heat and some brown sugar for sweetness.  -  08 May 2008  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was really easy to make and soo inexpensive and healthy! I followed the recipe exactly. I served it with white rice and pork chops. I was very pleased and so was my husband! Will make again!  -  29 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was very good and tasted better the next day. Followed recipe exactly. Delicious!  -  14 Jan 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)