Beans and rice are a staple in many cuisines, not just Cajun and Creole. In fact, red beans are often served alongside potatoes or used in curry-based meals. Try this Puerto Rican inspired red beans recipe from Food and Wine this week with fresh beans from Johndale Farm and bacon from Country Girls Creamery. The adobo seasoning, which can also be picked up from Spicy Lady Seasonings at the market, pairs well with the rich and creamy beans and is a delicious and quick weeknight meal that won’t heat up your house.
In a medium saucepan, cook the bacon over moderate heat, until browned, about five minutes. Add the onion and adobo seasoning and sauté for five minutes, until the onions are just beginning to brown. Add the tomato sauce, beans and broth and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and serve over white rice.
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