Top Rated Gallo Pinto Recipes

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Nick Kindelsperger
I was searching for new ways to use black beans and somehow I ended up in Costa Rica. Its national dish is gallo pinto, and though it doesn't sound that spectacular on its own, I figured it had to be a national dish for some reason. The only ingredient that stood in my way was Salsa Lizano, a condiment apparently prevalent in that country. It sure wasn't available at my local grocery store, and I didn't have time to search for it, so I gave up. I thought I'd have to skip making this rice-and-beans dish, but nearly half a dozen recipes I looked at all mentioned that Worcestershire sauce--though, yes, not authentic or quite perfect--would do. Really? An English condiment in a Central American dish? It worked. I don't quite know what Salsa Lizano would have brought to the party, but Worcestershire sauce added a complex aroma and a surprising subtle sweetness. I even added more to the dish at the table, and it got even better. This is the kind of dish I adore, humble and cheap, but aggressively flavored and completely satisfying. Add some fried eggs to bulk it out, if you want to. I don't think it needs anything else. I'm going to hang on to this recipe, and, who knows, maybe I'll run into Salsa Lizano one of these days.
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Gallo Pinto recipe. Ready In: 40 min. Makes 4 servings 546 per serving Ingredients: rice, black beans, onion, green bell peppers, sweet red bell peppers, coriander, worcestershire sauce, red hot pepper sauce (eg. Tabasco), spinach
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Jax Carcache
This is a recipe from my native country of Nicaragua. I love this with some sour cream on it.
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Kelseykins
Costa Rican rice dish (It is vegetarian)
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Cooker Man Dan
This dish is from Costa Rica, it is so yummy you would never think it was good for you too.
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greenlord
This is a traditional recipe from Costa Rica. Ticos eat that almost every day. for almost any meals, even breakfast !
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rcragun
This is a staple of Costa Rican kitchens, usually served at breakfast with tortillas and agua dulce (hot brown sugar drink).
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CJAY
Posted for ZWT7-Central and South America. This is a Costa Rican dish I found on the internet. Note: Overnight soaking not included in prep time.
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Greg Patent, Cooking Light APRIL 1995
This classic dish is breakfast fare in Costa Rica, but in the States it's definitely for the main course.
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Texas Pete
This is an Authentic Costa Rican dish that my girlfriend's mother used to make us. She just passed in October and we got this recipe just in time. I thought I would put it out there for everyone to enjoy as much as we do.
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Studentchef
From the website whats4eats, this is describes as a dish typical to Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Other variations are included below and give a regional taste from other parts of Central America.
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Bergy
This is one good rice & beans recipe - if you wish you can use kidney or other beans, still good
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