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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 8
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 63.8
  • Total Fat: 3.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 44.4 mg
  • Total Carbs: 10.6 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 5.8 g
  • Protein: 3.0 g

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Menestra de porotos

Submitted by: BEAKIEBEAN
Menestra de porotos

Introduction

We had these amazing beans at our local Ecuadorian restaurant. We enjoyed them so much we had to figure out how to make them at home. We love them with rice, egg, avocado, and sliced tomatoes and onions. We had these amazing beans at our local Ecuadorian restaurant. We enjoyed them so much we had to figure out how to make them at home. We love them with rice, egg, avocado, and sliced tomatoes and onions.
Number of Servings: 8

Ingredients

    1 lb dry beans, soaked overnight
    2-3 tbs canola oil
    1 red onion, diced
    6 garlic cloves, crushed
    1 cup of diced and peeled tomatoes (fresh or canned)
    tsp achiote powder
    1 tsp cumin seeds whole
    1 tsp ground cumin
    1 tbs chili powder
    8 or more cups water
    2-3 tbs finely chopped cilantro or parsley
    Salt and pepper to taste

Directions

Heat the oil over medium heat in a saucepan or pot, add the diced onions and crushed garlic, let cook for about 2-3 minutes.
Add the diced tomatoes, achiote powder, cumin seeds and ground cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cook for another 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add 8 cups of water and bring to a boil.
Add the soaked beans and simmer for about 2 hours.
Mix in the chopped cilantro or parsley.
Serve with Ecuadorian style cooked rice, fried plantains, salad with tomato and onion curtido, fried or grilled meat (or fish /poultry/egg), avocado slices and some good aji or hot sauce on the side.

Recipe and picture credit belongs to laylita.com.

Serving Size: Makes 8-10 servings (nutritional info based on 8)

Number of Servings: 8

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BEAKIEBEAN.






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