Legume Recipes: Colombian Beans

Colombian beans with bacon, quite traditional in Colombia. It is a dish with a lot of flavor that is ideal to accompany other dishes such as the famous paisa tray. Colombians are love beans with any type of accompaniment, especially with a portion of white rice and green plantain slices.


  • Enough water to cover the beans
  • 2 Lbs of large red beans
  • 3 Chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1 Finely chopped onion
  • 1 Lb bacon, cooked (optional)
  • Sachet of bean seasoning (optional)
  • 1 Grated carrotone
  • 1 Large peeled tomato diced
  • 2 diced green bananas
  • Salt and cumin to taste


  1. Before preparation, wash the beans and soak them (let them be covered in water) for about a day to soften them. Save the water because it is used again for cooking.
  2. The next day, put the beans in the pressure cooker with all the ingredients for almost 1 hour. * If you use a conventional pot, the ideal is to cook for about 3 hours over low heat.
  3. Remove from the pot and serve.


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