beans

Habichuelas con dulce (Sweet cream of beans)

It has always surprised us that of all our recipes, this is by far one of the most popular. The surprise comes from the fact that there are no two habichuelas con dulces alike. Each home has its own version. Habichuelas con dulce is one of the most cherished traditions among Dominicans. It is prepared in ...

Moro de habichuelas (Rice and beans)

Moro is a mixture of rice, beans and vegetables. This is one of the most common dishes on the Dominican table. We are presenting here a generic recipe in which you can use either black beans, white beans, faba beans, butter beans or green pigeon peas in place of the red kidney beans. Dominicans are not ...

Chambre (Legumes and meat stew)

It's fair to say that I have learned as much from my readers' comments and emails throughout these years than I may have taught them. And I have discovered a treasure trove of new dishes in our cuisine that I did not know existed prior to my starting to write about Dominican cooking. A million thanks ...

Habichuelas rojas guisadas (Stewed red beans)

"Dominican cooking? It's more than just arroz y habichuelas (rice and beans) you know"... that statement could be this site's motto, and probably would be if it were a little more snappy. Most visitors to the country cannot be blamed for thinking on first sight that Dominican food is just rice and beans. It is the 'plato ...

Judías con chorizo (Beans and chorizo)

No wonder Columbus risked life and limb in a dangerous adventure in his pursuit of spices. Our lives would be duller without them, and for enthusiastic food-lovers nothing warms the cockles of our heart like a well-spiced dish. In the chapter The Great Chilli Migrations of her book Spices Manisha Gambhir tells us the story of how chili left America ...

Sopión (Sweet and spicy red bean stew)

Food is not just nourishment. There's also an emotional relationship between people and food. And the food we grew up with, no matter how unusual to the rest of the world, always comforts us and brings us memories of happy times long gone. That is exactly the case with this Sopión (Sweet and spicy red bean ...