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Red Bean Soup with Beef and Pumpkin

Erica Dinho
5 from 13 votes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Colombian
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound dried red beans
  • 1 ½ pound beef cut into small pieces
  • 12 cups of water more if necessary
  • ½ cup aliuños sauce
  • ½ cup hogao
  • 1 large carrot peeled and grated
  • 1 cup butternut squash or pumpkin peeled and diced
  • ½ pound yuca diced
  • 1 ripe plantain peeled and diced
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Fresh cilantro


  • Wash the beans and soak overnight in cold water. Drain the beans and place in a large pot and add the water, aliuños, carrots and beef. Over medium-high heat, bring the beans to a boil, then cover the pot and reduce the heat to medium-low. Allow the beans to cook until almost tender, approximately 2 hours.
  • When the beans are almost tender, add the hogao, plantains, yuca, butternut squash, cumin, salt and pepper. Cover and cook for another 45 minutes or until the beans are fully cooked. (Add additional water as necessary).
  • Add chopped fresh cilantro and serve with plain white rice.
Keyword bean soup
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