How to Make Spanish Beans(habichuelas Guisadas)

This is my favorite type of beans to accompany white or yellow rice. Please feel free to substitute any other beans. I do all the time!! Enjoy

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How to Make Spanish Beans(habichuelas Guisadas) Recipe
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Ingredients

Ingredients

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Open the can of beans and In a  medium saucepan over medium heat add the beans.

Open the can of beans and In a medium saucepan over medium heat add the beans.

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Add 2  cans of water(use the can the beans came in)

Add 2 cans of water(use the can the beans came in)

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Add the oregano.

Add the oregano.

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We want to cook this until the beans have softened and some of the water evaporated. They tend to be too hard for my liking( If you like it hard skip this step and just cook for 10 min.)

We want to cook this until the beans have softened and some of the water evaporated. They tend to be too hard for my liking( If you like it hard skip this step and just cook for 10 min.)

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You see the beans are hard. I want them softer. :)

You see the beans are hard. I want them softer. :)

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It has now cooked for 20 minutes. Now its time to season it.

It has now cooked for 20 minutes. Now its time to season it.

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This is what I was going for when I was cooking it. Softness!!

This is what I was going for when I was cooking it. Softness!!

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Add the remaining 1/2 cup water and lower the heat .

Add the remaining 1/2 cup water and lower the heat .

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In a small frying pan or small pot over medium heat, add the oil.

In a small frying pan or small pot over medium heat, add the oil.

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Add the sofrito.

Add the sofrito.

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Add the garlic and onion powder along with the olives and caper.

Add the garlic and onion powder along with the olives and caper.

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Add the sazon.

Add the sazon.

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Add the tomato paste.

Add the tomato paste.

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Cook this until fragrant. A few minutes. Add some of the bean water into your sauce mixture as I show.Then dump this whole mixture in the beans and give it a whirl.

Cook this until fragrant. A few minutes. Add some of the bean water into your sauce mixture as I show.Then dump this whole mixture in the beans and give it a whirl.

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Lower the heat and let's wait for it to thicken up.  DO NOT PLACE A POT OVER THE BEANS IT WILL NOT THICKEN! ;)  I added some frozen cilantro that I had. Please put fresh in if you have some!!

Lower the heat and let's wait for it to thicken up. DO NOT PLACE A POT OVER THE BEANS IT WILL NOT THICKEN! ;) I added some frozen cilantro that I had. Please put fresh in if you have some!!

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Ofcourse there are some tricks to help thicken it along. Take the back of your  spoon and smash a few, just a few beans and stir.

Ofcourse there are some tricks to help thicken it along. Take the back of your spoon and smash a few, just a few beans and stir.

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Here is the result after simmering a few minutes. Just how my mama taught me!!

Here is the result after simmering a few minutes. Just how my mama taught me!!

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Enjoy your beans! Buen Provecho!!

Enjoy your beans! Buen Provecho!!

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