Awesome Red Beans

This is a wonderful recipe for beans eaten in Puerto Rico  but you can substitute pumpkin with any squash or the spices ~ Just go with your gut instinct and enjoy !

Ingredients:

1 small onion, chopped
1 small green bell pepper,
chopped
2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 tablespoon fresh cilantro
leaves
1 teaspoon annatto or achiote
powder
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup diced ham
1 (16.5 ounce) can red beans,
drained
1 cup peeled and diced
potatoes
1/2 cup peeled and diced
pumpkin
1 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
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Directions:
1. In a blender or food processor, puree onion, bell pepper, garlic, cilantro, and annatto powder. Set mixture aside.
2. Heat a large, heavy saucepan over medium heat. Pour in olive oil and saute ham with pureed mixture for 10 minutes, until browned. Mix in beans, potatoes, pumpkin, water, and salt. Reduce heat to low and simmer, stirring occasionally, for approximately 25 minutes, until mixture thickens and potatoes and pumpkin are tender.

 

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