Sofrito-Style Beans

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Sofrito-Style Beans
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This method uses sofrito, an aromatic mix of herbs and spices that's used as a base for cooking countless Caribbean dishes. You can buy prepared sofrito in most supermarkets or Asian and Caribbean markets. Or, better still, get it from my cookbook, Puerto Rican Cuisine in America. The red wine in this recipe was influenced by my mother, of blessed memory, who received the tip from a Cuban friend.

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Ready in
45 m
6
Servings
395
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound dried beans, soaked
  • 1 large potato, peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 Tablespoons sofrito
  • 1 beef boullion cube
  • 1 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 Teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 Cup tomato sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons dry red wine

Directions

To the soaked beans, add the potato, sofrito, beef bouillon cube, salt, oregano, tomato sauce, and dry red wine. Mix well.

Cover and cook over high heat until water is boiling. This should take 5 to 10 minutes.

Lower heat and simmer, covered, for 30 minutes or until beans are completely tender and sauce has thickened somewhat.se

Sofrito Shopping Tip

How hot is that chile pepper? Fresh peppers get hotter as they age; they will achieve a more reddish hue and sometimes develop streaks in the skin.

Sofrito Cooking Tip

There are 60 varieties of chile peppers, many of which are used in Mexican cooking. Handle them with care. When handling the spicier kinds, gloves are recommended. Always wash your hands with soap and warm water before touching your eyes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
7%
Cholesterol
36mg
12%
Protein
32g
64%
Carbs
57g
19%
Vitamin A
3µg
N/A
Vitamin B12
1µg
21%
Vitamin B6
0.8mg
39%
Vitamin C
14mg
24%
Vitamin E
0.4mg
2.1%
Vitamin K
7µg
9%
Calcium
201mg
20%
Fiber
13g
53%
Folate (food)
309µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
309µg
77%
Iron
10mg
54%
Magnesium
174mg
43%
Monounsaturated
1g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
4mg
20%
Phosphorus
399mg
57%
Polyunsaturated
0.5g
N/A
Potassium
1891mg
54%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
14.6%
Sodium
501mg
21%
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
29.7%
Trans
0.1g
N/A
Zinc
6mg
41%

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