Cazuelita de Frijoles (Colombian Beans Cazuela)

by Erica Dinho on October 5, 2013

Cazuelita de Frijoles (Colombian Beans Cazuela)

Beans were a big part of my diet growing up in Colombia. At least three times a week we’d have beans for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Sometimes red beans and sometimes white beans, but our staple was Frijoles Antioqueños.

My mom would soak them overnight and cook them in the pressure cooker with Colombian aliños sauce and pork hocks, which gave her beans their fantastic flavor.

Frijoles Antioqueños are still one of my favorite meals, especially with a side of white rice that will not only soak up the liquid, but paired with the beans, they make a complete meal.

I love making a pot of Frijoles Antioqueños on weekends, which makes for a satisfying Saturday or Sunday dinner. These beans make great leftovers for easy lunches or quick mid-week dinners, especially since these beans are even better the next day. This Cazuelita de Frijoles is very popular in restaurants in Colombia and is one of my favorite ways to use leftover beans. This dish is absolutely delicious!

Buen provecho!

Cazuelita de Frijoles (Colombian Beans Cazuela)

Ingredientes:
(6 to 8 servings)

1 Recipe frijoles Antioqueños (Antioqueño beans)
1 Recipe white rice (arroz blanco)
2 fried large chicharrones (fried pork belly), diced
3 cooked Chorizos, sliced
2 ripe plantains, diced and cooked
1 recipe Hogao
2 avocados, diced
Small arepas to serve

Directions

  1. Prepare the beans and hogao one day ahead and keep in the refrigerator.
  2. When you are going to serve the cazuelita, heat the beans and and hogao. Make the chicharrones. Cook the white rice, chorizos and plantains.
  3. To serve, divide the beans among 6 cazuelitas, or deep soup bowls, and top with rice. Place the rest of the ingredients on top as desired.
  4. Bring the hogao in a serving dish to the table to be used as a topping to the beans. Enjoy!
  5. Cazuelita de Frijoles (Colombian Beans Cazuela)

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1 Ivy October 6, 2013 at 9:00 AM

The dish looks delicious just looking at it. Although some of the ingredients are not available in Greece, but I would gladly eat it :)

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2 Angie@Angie's Recipes October 6, 2013 at 9:51 AM

A hearty and delicious bean recipe, Erica.

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3 Alan Bowman October 6, 2013 at 12:04 PM

We love Frijoles Antioqueños, in fact it was one of the first meals I had in Colombia. We still have them here in Spain although we usually grill the chicharones to reduce the fat content. I’m surprised you use ripe platano which we use sliced and fried as a dessert. We always use green platano and do not add any form of meat so that it can be used as a vegetarian dish. One problem we have is getting the best beans (the large Antioqueño ones) so tend to have to make do with the Spanish alubias rojas

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4 Belinda @zomppa October 6, 2013 at 8:28 PM

I’m pretty sure this wouldn’t make it through more than one sitting with me.

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5 Evelyne@cheapethniceatz October 7, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Wow so much going on here, love the bringing together of all these dish into one presentation. So varied and hardy.

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6 grace October 9, 2013 at 4:26 AM

that’s an absolute bowlful of goodness–i can see why this is a favorite!

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