Mami's Cuban Congri Recipe!
This recipe is made using dry beans and is considered "old school" instead of using canned beans. This dish is a staple.
Congri is the perfect side dish to any cuban protein such as vaca frita, bistec de pollo or even lechon.
WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS
– Dry black beans – Salt – Bay Leaves – Thick cut bacon – Yellow onion –Green peppers
Rinse the beans and place them in a Caldero along with 8 cups water, salt and the 2 bay leaves. Boil for 1 to 2 hours.
Meanwhile, make your sofrito. Place the onion, garlic and green pepper into your food processor.
Add your sliced bacon, onion, garlic and green pepper in a pan. Cook on medium-high heat until completely cooked through.
Drain the beans. Add to the casuela the olive oil, rinsed rice, red pepper, black pepper, Sazon completa, cumin, sofrito, "black water" and salt.
Bring to a boil, stir, then reduce heat to low, cover and cook for about 20 -25 minutes until rice is cooked through.
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