Jose's Black Beans & Rice Recipe

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  1. Prepare Beans: Place beans in a large Dutch oven; add water to depth of 2 inches above beans. Bring to a boil. Boil 1 minute; cover, remove from heat, and let stand 1 hour. Drain.
  2. Cook bacon in Dutch oven over medium heat, stirring often, 8 to 10 minutes or until crisp. Remove bacon, and drain on paper towels; reserve drippings in Dutch oven.
  3. Add onion, 3 garlic cloves, and red bell pepper to hot drippings; cook, stirring often, 10 minutes or until tender.
  4. Add broth, next 3 ingredients, and beans; bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer, stirring occasionally, 2 hours or until beans are tender.
  5. Meanwhile, prepare Plantain: Pour vegetable oil to depth of 1 inch in a 10-inch cast-iron skillet; heat to 340°. Fry plantain 2 to 3 minutes or until golden. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Prepare Mojo: Stir together 2 garlic cloves and next 3 ingredients. Heat 1/2 cup olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat 2 to 3 minutes; whisk into juice mixture. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  7. Prepare Sofrito: Pulse 7 garlic cloves and next 3 ingredients in a food processor until finely chopped. Sauté garlic mixture in 1 Tbsp. hot olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes. Add paprika and next 3 ingredients; sauté 1 minute.
  8. Spoon desired amount hot cooked rice onto individual serving plates. Top each with 1 cup black bean mixture and 1 Tbsp. Sofrito. Drizzle each with 1 Tbsp. Mojo. Sprinkle with bacon and plantain cubes.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2635.45 Kcal (11034 kJ)
Calories from fat 1864.35 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 207.15g 319%
Cholesterol 110.88mg 37%
Sodium 4222.36mg 176%
Potassium 3586.1mg 76%
Total Carbs 166.22g 55%
Sugars 62.74g 251%
Dietary Fiber 25.19g 101%
Protein 42.31g 85%
Vitamin C 360.2mg 600%
Vitamin A 6.1mg 202%
Iron 117.5mg 653%
Calcium 291.2mg 29%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 192.11 Kcal (804 kJ)
Calories from fat 135.9 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15.1g 319%
Cholesterol 8.08mg 37%
Sodium 307.78mg 176%
Potassium 261.4mg 76%
Total Carbs 12.12g 55%
Sugars 4.57g 251%
Dietary Fiber 1.84g 101%
Protein 3.08g 85%
Vitamin C 26.3mg 600%
Vitamin A 0.4mg 202%
Iron 8.6mg 653%
Calcium 21.2mg 29%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 69.2
  • 73

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Sugar,
  • High in Total Fat

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