Colombian Red Beans

IMG_0928Looking for a great side dish, this Colombian Red Beans are the most awesome beans I have ever had.  It’s best to use kidney beans but any kind of bean will work.

4 slices of bacon
1 tomato chopped
1 bunch of scallions chopped (white and green parts)
1 large (32 oz.) can of kidney beans
1 tbs of sugar or 1 packet of splenda
1/2 cup of water
1 tsb of ground cumin
2 chicken bouillon cubes
3 tbs fresh chopped cilantro
Saute bacon until crisp.  Remove bacon and chop into bacon bits.  Do not get rid of the bacon fat (pork fat rules).   In the bacon fat add scallions, tomatoes, and cumin.  Saute until soft, approximately 5 minutes.  Add the beans including the liquid, sugar, water and bouillon.  Simmer for about 10 minutes until the water has evaporated and the beans have thickened.  Add cilantro, and bacon bits and serve with rice or eat them straight up, Cheers !!!

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