Caraotas - Venezuelan black beans
Ingredients To Prepare Caraotas - Venezuelan black beans
- 500 g. of black beans
- 1.5 liters of water
- 1 red bell pepper cut into small squares
- 1 green bell pepper cut into large chunks
- 1 small onion, diced
- 1 whole small onion
- 1 chopped garlic clove
- 125 g. of bacon
- 1 tablespoon cumin powder
- 1 bay leaf
- Salt to taste
- Olive oil
How To Make Caraotas - Venezuelan black beans
We begin the preparation of our caraotas, for it in an express pot add the black beans, water, whole onion, green bell pepper, bay leaf, cumin, stir and when we see that begins to boil, cover and cook for 20 minutes (we must follow the instructions of our express pot).
While the black beans are cooking, we will prepare the sofrito, for this, in a pan add the onion, garlic and let cook for 3 minutes, then add the red bell pepper, bacon, a little salt, stir and let cook for 7 minutes.
After 20 minutes, we uncover our express pot following its instructions, remove the onion, the bell pepper, the bay leaf and then add our sofrito, a little salt, cook for 10 minutes more, remove from heat and we have our delicious caraotas or black beans ready!
Tips To Prepare Caraotas - Venezuelan black beans
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