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Preparing savory beans takes skill, patience, and being born into a Puerto Rican family (jk, sorta). If you eat straight from the can, you might as well eat wet cardboard. You’ll only need a few items, and it’s actually much easier to make beans than you think.

Things You’ll Need:

1 can of red kidney beans 1 packet of sazon 2 tablespoons of sofrito ½ can of tomato sauce 1 cup of water ½ white onion ½ green bell pepper 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil A pinch of adobo seasoning 1 tablespoon of chili powder (optional)
A great tip: use the liquid that comes from the canned beans. This might sound slightly gross, but it’s helps gives beans a thicker consistency and some added flavor.

How To Make It:

First, chop your green peppers and onions. Chop them in small cubes. Using a pot, heat a tablespoon of oil over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons of sofrito, the chopped green bell peppers and onions. Cook and stir for about 3 minutes. Dump the entire can of beans, along with the liquid. You can skip on the liquid if it’s too weird for you (but you'll then have to add about more water to you preferred consistency.) Add 1 packet of sazon, adobo, and 1 can of tomato sauce. Reduce the heat to low or simmer. Cover with a lid, and let the beans cook slowly for about 45 minutes. Stir often, and add more water if desired.
My stomach actually growled when I looked at this!
I know I am usually able to find those ingredients in the "ethnic" aisle at any Publix. Or I am pretty sure a bodega would have it, or a local grocery store in the Latino areas of New York. @danidee
That picture of the habichuelas over rice seriously has me salivating. Where would I be able to find sofrito and sazon? Those are spices, right?
@galinda my stomach growled the entire duration of me writing this!