Gallo Pinto (Costa Rican Black Beans & Rice)

Gallo Pinto (Costa Rican Black Beans & Rice)

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 112.0
  • Total Fat: 0.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 349.6 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.7 g
  • Protein: 3.9 g

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Introduction

"Gallo Pinto" is a typical Costa Rican breakfast dish. It is generally accompanied by fried eggs on top, meat and sometimes with a side of fried ripe plantain (Platano Maduro). "Gallo Pinto" is a typical Costa Rican breakfast dish. It is generally accompanied by fried eggs on top, meat and sometimes with a side of fried ripe plantain (Platano Maduro).
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 cups Rice (pre-cooked/leftovers)
    1 cup Black Beans (pre-cooked/leftovers)
    2 cloves Garlic minced
    cup Onion diced
    cup Sweet Peppers diced
    cup Celery diced
    Cilantro
    Salsa Lizano
    Tabasco

Directions

Saute garlic, onion, sweet peppers and celery in a large skillet. Add beans (with a little of the bean broth) and stir until thoroughly heated. Smash a few of the beans for a thicker consistency. Add cooked rice and stir until thoroughly heated. Add Salsa Lizano and Tabasco to taste and garnish with fresh chopped cilantro just before serving.

Serves 6

Note: If you can't find Salsa Lizano, Pick-A-Pepper is a good substitute. You can also dice in a little cooked ham or bacon, but this will change the nutritional value.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user TXTITA.

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This recipe is making homesick...and hungry. - 7/14/10

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  • I haven't made this yet, but I ate it every morning while I was in Costa Rica in August 2014. I ate it with watermelon and pineapples on the side. - 2/20/15

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  • Very Good
    This was great - did a little adaption, added chicken broth and salsa instead of the spices. Great! - 12/14/11

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  • Incredible!
    nice thanks! - 1/4/11

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