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Caribbean pink beans

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Makes 16 servings.

Ingredients

1 pound dried pink beans

2 medium plantains, finely chopped

1 large tomato, rinsed and finely chopped

1 small red bell pepper, rinsed and finely chopped

1 medium white onion, finely chopped

1 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced (about 3 cloves)

1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Directions

  • Rinse and pick through beans for rocks and other debris (discard these). Put beans in a large pot, and add 10 cups of water. Place pot in refrigerator, and allow beans to soak overnight.
  • Place the soaked and drained beans in a large pot with enough water to cover them by about 1 inch. Boil gently with lid tilted until beans are soft, about 1 hour. Add more water while beans are cooking if water level drops below the top of the beans.
  • Add plantains, tomato, red pepper, onion, garlic and salt. Continue cooking at low heat until plantains are soft.
  • Serve warm.

Nutrition information

Serving size: 1/2 cup. Amount per serving: 133 calories, 0g total fat (0g saturated fat), 28g carbohydrates, 6g protein, 5g total fiber, 205mg sodium.

Source: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

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