Habichuelas (Puerto Rican Red Beans)

Habichuelas (Puerto Rican Red Beans)

4 reviews, 5 star(s). 100% would make again

Ready in 30 minutes

Traditional Puerto Rican side served over rice.


2 tsp Cooking Oil
2 oz Ham or Bacon; Diced or Chopped
1 15.5-oz can Red Beans
1 8-oz can Tomato Sauce
1 packet Sazon Goya w/ Coriander & Annatto
3 tbsp Sofrito; (recipe to follow)
7 Green Spanish Olives with Pimiento; (Sliced)
1 tsp Capers
2 tbsp Potatoes; Diced
8 oz Water

Original recipe makes 4



In med/ large saucepan add cooking oil on medium heat. Add bacon or ham and cook until brown. Add sofrito and cook for approx 5 minutes on low/med heat.

Add remaining ingredients and bring to boil over medium heat for 1 minute. Reduce heat and simmer for approx. 20 minutes.

Sazon (1 1/4 tsp equals one packet of Sazon in recipe.)

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1 tsp Cumin

1 tsp Coriander

1 tsp Annatto


1 Large yellow onion

1 Green Bell Pepper

1 Red Bell Pepper

1 Ajies Pepper (red and sweet)

1 Medium head of Garlic

1 bunch of fresh Cilantro

6 Culantro Leaves (Coriander)

1/4 Cup Pitted Olives

1 Tbsp Capers

1 Tbsp Black Pepper

1 Tbsp Crushed Oregano

1/2 Cup Olive Oil

Wash Peel and seed everything. Puree and store.

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Just made this and it came out excellent! Great Stuff! ;)
ChadandMillie 2y ago

Fantastic flavor, and fiber too!
kdvo 2y ago

This recipe is the closest I have come to the ones I had growing up. My grandmother is Puerto Rican and always makes these when we go to visit.
raivenskie 6y ago

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JerseyBlue 7y ago

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