Delicious Spanish Beans

I love beans – they are tasty and come in so many varieties, and work great in tons of recipes! One of my favorite recipes is a Spanish bean dish that my boyfriend likes to whip up (when he’s in a mood to cook ;) ) and they are out of this world!

Not only that, they are 100% vegan – which means we get to enjoy them on a regular basis!

These tasty beans go great with couscous, rice, tortillas, lentils, and even fresh steamed or roasted veggies. They’re great for a summer BBQ and also yummy comfort food for a cold winter. Versatile + quick + stores well = a favorite recipe!

This recipe can be slightly salty, it goes great with brown rice to help balance the flavor!

Makes 6 Servings

Ingredients (some of these require a trip to the local Spanish/Latino market*)

Olive Oil

Goya Recaito* (Not sofrito, which is red – you want the green cilantro based recaito)

Sazón Goya* (with Coriander and Annatto)

Goya Adobo* (With Pepper/Con Pimienta)

Pimento stuffed olives

Small can tomato sauce (save the can – you’ll need 1/2 of this can of water to add!)

Goya Red Beans (2 cans)

Pepper (Optional)

Oregano (Optional)



1. In a saucepan over med-high heat pour in both cans of beans. To reduce the sodium in the recipe you can rinse the beans first, but we usually don’t.

2. Add 2 tsp. olive oil, 1/4 cup recaito, and can of tomato sauce. Stir well and let simmer for 3-5 minutes.

3. Separate 1/2 – 3/4 cup of olives and dice into small pieces. Doesn’t have to be tiny, you just don’t want whole olives :)

4. Add olives to beans and mix well. Then add 2 tsp. sazón, 3 tsp. adobo, and 1/2 can of water. Let simmer 10-15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

5. You can add more adobo, pepper, and oregano to taste. Don’t add any salt as it should be salty enough with all of the seasonings (it’s a slightly salty dish).


Hope you enjoy this great recipe! You can get really creative and add peppers and onions to this, it tastes great!

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