Sunday, January 18, 2009

Jossie's Habichuelas Coloradas (Red Beans)

I was at Whole Paycheck Market (Whole Foods) last night and picked up some of their
own brand whole wheat pitas. Then I made up a batch of Jossie's
Habichuelas Coloradas which is just, well, sublime. I can't wait to
stuff this into a pita for lunch! Every time I open the fridge I
smell it and here it is only 9:30 and I am just dying to eat it.

Jossie's Habichuelas Coloradas (Red Beans)(Level 1 carb)

2-4 tbs of sofrito ** (see recipe for sofrito below)
1lb. dry red beans or
1 can Goya brand of red beans
1 small can of tomato sauce
Water (use the beans' can to measure 1 can of water)
+ 1/4 C water
1 tbs oregano
1-2 bay leaves

(If using dry beans boil the beans in water with 1t of salt until tender.)
On a saucepan put about 1/4 C water add the sofrito, tomato sauce, oregano
and bay leaves. Let it boil and then simmer for 2 minutes. Add the
beans and
water. Let it boil again and then simmer until the sauce is a bit thick.

** (Sofrito)
1 med onion
1 bell pepper
1 head of garlic
1 med bunch of fresh cilantro

In a blender, blend all ingredients until completely chopped and
blended. To
store put in a glass jar and keep in the refrigerator. It should last
a long
time if you don't use it right away.

Serve over brown rice. Remember not to use any oil.

From Jossie

I like to serve this over brown rice, wrap it in a wholewheat wrap, put in in a whole what pita or just eat it! Thank you Jossie!

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