Arroz con Gandules (Pigeon Peas and Rice)

Written by Chacha on Oct 26th, 2013 in Latin, Meatless Side dish, Pigeon Peas, Recipe, Rice, Vegetable | No Comments

Servings: 4 Ingredients 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 2 tablespoons butter 1 small onion, finely chopped 1 cubanella or sweet banana pepper, cored, seeded and finely chopped 1/2 green bell pepper, cored, seeded and finely chopped 1 whole Serrano pepper (Note: I always add a whole, not chopped, Serrano pepper just because I like it spicy) 5 cloves garlic, smashed, […]

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Black Eye Pea Soup

Written by Chacha on Aug 3rd, 2012 in Appetizer, Dry Beans, Meatless Side dish, Recipe, Soups | No Comments

  Servings: 8 to 10 Ingredients 1 pound dried black eye peas Extra-virgin olive oil 2 1/2 quarts water 5 large cloves of garlic, smashed, divided 1 big onion, thinly sliced, divided 1/2 green pepper, seeded and finely chopped ½ tsp. oregano 1 tsp. ground cumin 2 tbsp. vinegar 2 tsp. tomato paste 1/4 cup freshly chopped cilantro leaves Tabasco […]

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Best Black Beans (Habichuelas Negras Guisadas)

Written by Chacha on Jul 5th, 2012 in Black beans, Dry Beans, Latin, Meatless Side dish, Side Dishes, Vegetable | No Comments

Servings: 6 to 8 Ingredients 1 pound dried black beans (preferably Goya) 6 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled, divided 1 large onion, thinly sliced, divided 1/2  green bell pepper, cored, seeded and very thinly sliced Extra-virgin olive oil 4 quarts water 1 teaspoon dried Mexican or Greek oregano leaves, crumbled 2 teaspoon freshly ground cumin 2 teaspoon tomato paste or ¼ cup canned tomato […]

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