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Caribbean Pink Beans

Caribbean Pink Beans

66 Ratings
66 Ratings
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MyPlate Kitchen
Makes: 16 servings
Total Cost: $$$$

Plantains, tomatoes, and onions come together to give this side dish a Caribbean flavor.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pinto beans (dry)
  • 10 cups water
  • 2 plantains (medium, finely chopped)
  • 1 tomato (large, finely chopped)
  • 1 red pepper (small, finely chopped)
  • 1 white onion (medium, finely chopped)
  • 3 garlic clove (finely chopped)
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt

Directions

1. Rinse and pick through the beans. Put the beans in a large pot and add 10 cups of water. Place the pot in the refrigerator and allow the beans to soak overnight.
2. Cook the beans until they are soft. Add more water as needed while the beans are cooking.
3. Add the plantains, tomato, pepper, onion, garlic, and salt. Continue cooking at low heat until the plantains are soft.
Option: Serve with rice.
 

Source:

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Stay Young at Heart: Cooking the Heart-Healthy Way

Nutrition Information

Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 135
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 227 mg
Carbohydrates 27 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 7 g
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Calcium 42 mg
Iron 2 mg
Potassium 467 mg
N/A - data is not available
Nutrients Amount
Total Calories 135
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 0 g
Monounsaturated Fat 0 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0 g
Linoleic Acid 0 g
α-Linolenic Acid 0.1 g
Omega 3 - EPA 0 mg
Omega 3 - DHA 0 mg
Cholesterol 0 mg
Carbohydrates 27 g
Dietary Fiber 7 g
Total Sugars 4 g
Added Sugars included 0 g
Protein 7 g
Minerals
Calcium 42 mg
Potassium 467 mg
Sodium 227 mg
Copper 199 mcg
Iron 2 mg
Magnesium 48 mg
Phosphorus 118 mg
Selenium 5 mcg
Zinc 1 mg
Vitamins
Vitamin A 25 mcg RAE
Vitamin B6 0.3 mg
Vitamin B12 0 mcg
Vitamin C 13 mg
Vitamin D 0 mcg
Vitamin E 1 mg
Vitamin K 4 mcg
Folate 131 mcg DFE
Thiamin 0.2 mg
Riboflavin 0.1 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Choline 29 mg
Note: only nutrients that are available will show on this display

MyPlate Food Groups

Vegetables 3/4 cups
Protein Foods 1 1/2 ounces

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I loved this. Wish I had added more tomato than the recipe called for.
10/31/14
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