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Caribbean White Beans Recipe

Caribbean White Beans

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"A wonderful combination of Caribbean ingredients turn into a very flavorful meal! Pour the beans over white rice or have as a soup. Great with breaded thin steaks. I get requests for this meal from all my family, friends, and coworkers."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins

    1 hr 5 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and green pepper; cook until the onion begins to turn brown, about 5 minutes. Pour in the water, white beans, tomato sauce, garlic, cilantro, and calabaza. Season with the sazon packet, bouillon cube, salt, pepper, and cumin; stir well to combine.
  2. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until the calabaza has softened, about 20 minutes. Remove the cover, and continue cooking until the sauce has thickened, about 10 more minutes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 29, 2007

This was really easy to make and soo inexpensive and healthy! I followed the recipe exactly. I served it with white rice and pork chops. I was very pleased and so was my husband! Will make again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 04, 2008

For all the chopping and the amount of time, these were not worth it. My 8 year old liked them more than the adults did. On the plus side, it is pretty healthy.


17 Ratings

May 08, 2008

So good! I used Jamaican Jerk seasoning and yellow summer squash. A few red pepper flakes for heat and some brown sugar for sweetness.

Jan 14, 2007

This was very good and tasted better the next day. Followed recipe exactly. Delicious!

Dec 07, 2009

excellent instead of the green pepper, onion, garlic, cilantro i used my home made sofrito (almost same thing). i omited the bouillon and salt and added some diced ham and throw it into the sofrito when your simmering it in the beginning and a couple diced olives never hurt anything :) but i dont use them all time. great recipe!!

Jan 20, 2007

Delicious and so simple to make!!! my whole family loved it!

Oct 07, 2013

One of the best chilies ever. It had just the right amount of spices (and I do like spice!). Perfect for the fall weather. Serve with cornbread and pumpkin butter, or some coconut shrimp!

May 29, 2011

We wanted to serve this as a main dish although, judging by the serving size, this would only make a small side dish. We used a whole onion, a whole green pepper, and half of an acorn squash and around a cup of dried white beans instead. With these adjustments, I would say this recipe makes around 4 servings, although they're still on the small side for a main dish.


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  • Calories
  • 121 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 19.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 2.6 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 4.4 g
  • 18%
  • Protein
  • 6.1 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 483 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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