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Caraotas Negras

Venezuelan Black Beans

Caraotas Negras are a savory black beans dish which forms an essential part of Pabellon Criollo, the national dish of Venezuela, in which the flavours, colours and texture of white rice, pulled beef, black beans and fried platano (green banana) form a beautiful and well balanced combination.

This traditional Venezuelan Black Beans Recipe is a perfect companion for any spicy barbecue main course.

Picture of Caraotas Negras by Hot Smoke BBQ.


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Ingredients

This Hot Smoke BBQ beans recipe requires the following ingredients:

2 cups
9 cups
1 cup
1
1 Teaspoon
3 Tablespoons
1
1-3
6-10 cloves
1 Teaspoon
dry Black Beans
Water
Beef Stock
red Bell Pepper
Salt (no iodine)
Cooking Oil
large Onion
red Chile Peppers (to taste)
Garlic (to taste)
ground Cummin

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Preparation


1.

Put the beans in a large pan, add the water, and soak for 12 hours or so;

2.

Chop the bell pepper in small pieces, add to the water;

3.

Add the salt and beef stock;

4.

Cook the beans and bell pepper on medium heat for 90 minutes;


Photo of chopped onion, garlic and chile ingredients for caraotas negras - by Hot Smoke BBQ.

5.

Meanwhile, chop the onion, chiles and garlic to small pieces;

6.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan and fry the onion, chiles and garlic until golden brown, stir in the cummin, take off the heat;

7.

Once the beans have cooked on medium heat for 90 minutes, add the onions, chiles and garlic, turn heat to low;

8.

Let the beans simmer until you feel they have the right consistency;

Picture of Caraotas Negras by Hot Smoke BBQ.





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The PitBoss Suggests:


Picture of Caraotas Negras in combination with Chicken Maracucho, fried platanos and white rice - by Hot Smoke BBQ. Caraotas Negras in combination with Chicken Maracucho, fried platanos and white rice.

Buen Proveche!

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