When I was a kid, my grandfather would make the BEST frijoles colorados. It was always my favorite thing that he made and I would be so excited when it was red bean day at my grandparent’s house. I don’t know why I always preferred them over black beans. Maybe it was the preparation, maybe the fact that they are larger or maybe just the fact that they were red instead of black. Sometimes, I’m just a simple gal and like prettier things better.
Plus, remember how much I like beans? Yea. Sometimes you just need some legumes. Also, this recipe makes a lot of beans. I divided the cooked beans in half. We ate one half that week and I put the other half in the freezer to use at a later date.
- 1 lb dry red kidney beans
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 cube of chicken stock
- 1 package sazon completa
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- salt and pepper
- 1 small yellow onion, chopped
- ½ green onion, chopped
- ½ orange onion, chopped
- 1 small package of pre-chopped ham
I was never able to recreate my grandfather’s recipe for red beans, but I’ve made my own and I think they taste pretty darn delicious. Woot woot!
This recipe is low carb, diabetic friendly, gluten free, grain free, dairy free.