I was so excited when I found a Colombian Bean recipe yesterday while I was searching google. Two years ago I was on a mission to find a way to replicate my most fav beans from a tasty Colombian restruant in Long Island NY. Being away from NY I really miss the food and crave the Colombian Beans & Rice. Two years ago I could not find a complete recipe. So I tried to search again and found a new blogger and I literally was at the edge of my seat in excitement when I was watching her video. I knew this was a must try!! Please check out Sweet Y Salado for her recipe. These beans where wonderful!!! Ill admit it wasn’t exactly like the beans I love from the restruant, but it was 90% close! Of course it could of been me.
So in my excitement I did not want to wait for the dried beans to soak for 8-12 hours. I took a chance and did a quick soak.
It’s super easy! I suggest starting in the morning. I started about 10am, because I had to go to the store at 9am to get all the ingredients.
Start off with 1lb of dried beans in a large pot of cold water about 3 inches high over beans. Bring to boil and boil for 3 minutes. Then turn stove top off and cover pot with lid. Let beans soak for 1 hour or more. I let my beans soak for 3 hours. Once time is up rinse the beans with cold water until water runs clear, this took about 4 rinses. Then the beans are ready for cooking!
The recipe I used called for 1.5-2hrs, I needed two hours. The time could of been because I had my pot on low, once I turned temperature up to a 3 it helped go faster.
Here is my Colombian beans I made, so good!!