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Cuban Red Beans

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Cuban Red Beans

Prep Time15 minutes
Total Time8 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 12 cups
Calories: 194kcal
Author: asclavijo


  • 1 lb dried red kidney beans small
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1/2 lb lean pork or ham
  • 1-2 med red potatoes, cubed
  • 1 onion
  • 1 red bell pepper chopped
  • 3-4 cloves garlic peeled
  • 2 fresh cilantro sprigs
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin


  • Soak kidney beans in large bowl with enough cold water to cover by 3 inches, at least 4 hours or overnight. Drain.
  • Place 2 quarts water, beans, ham, potato in large pot.
  • Saute onion, pepper, and garlic in about 1 tsp olive oil. Add to beans.

Stovetop method

  • Bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer until beans are tender, stirring occasionally, about 50 minutes. Season to taste with salt.

Pressure Cooker Method

  • Pressure cook over med heat for about 45 minutes. Wait until pressure is released before removing lid. Season to taste with salt.


Calories: 194kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 241mg | Potassium: 689mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 336IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 3mg

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