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Red Beans "Cuban Style"

I make my beans in my Insta-pot but I didn't always have one of these so a medium sauce pan is just fine.

Remember to set your insta-pot on sauté to cook your onion, garlic and seasonings, you can then set it to pressure cook on medium.

If you're using a sauce pan make sure you start off on medium heat and then change to a simmer.

I also love using dried beans, you just have to let them soak over night.

Take a medium size bowl add the beans and cover with cold water. I let them sit out on my counter overnight, I don't put them in the fridge.

In the morning I give them a good rinse and thats when I put them in the fridge until Im ready to cook them which will be that evening or the next day if Im prepping for the week.


2 cans of red kidney beans, I used Simple Organics because they are low in carbs

1/4 cup white onions, chopped

5 cloves of garlic, minced

1/2 cup crushed tomatoes

1 /2 teaspoon, garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon, onion powder

1/2 teaspoon, cumin

1/2 teaspoon, oregano

1/2 teaspoon, sea salt

1/2 teaspoon crushed black pepper

1/4 cup sofrito, you can buy it from the grocery store but why when you can make your own with good ingredients - click here for recipe

1 tablespoon olive oil


Add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to your insta pot or a medium size saucepan. If you're using an Instant make sure you're on sauté.

Once the pot is hot add your onions and cook for 2/3 minutes then add in your garlic and cook for another 1/2 minutes.

Now add in all your dry seasonings - garlic powder, onion powder, cumin, oregano, salt & pepper and stir for about 1 minute or so to get those spices combined.

Add in the sofrito and cook for 2/3 minutes then add in your crushed tomatoes and beans.

Give it a good stir and set your Instant Pot to pressure cook on medium for 10 minutes.

If you're making it in a regular sauce pan cover and reduce heat to a simmer and let cook for 30 minutes.

Here is a link to the Simple Organics Red Beans on Target - CLICK HERE

The beans are:

20 carbs - 8 grams fiber - and less than 1 gram of sugar - Total 12 net carbs per 1/2 cup

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