Porotos Mixtos: Mixed Bean Stew

Total Time:
1 hr 50 min
Prep:
20 min
Cook:
1 hr 30 min

Yield:
4 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • 1 pound dried black eyed peas, soaked overnight in the refrigerator
  • 3/4 pound large dice pumpkin
  • 3 quarts chicken stock
  • 4 slices bacon, sliced
  • 1 white onion, small dice
  • 1 red pepper, small dice
  • 1 carrot, coarsely grated
  • 2 cups fresh corn kernels
  • 10 basil leaves
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Paprika Oil, recipe follows
  • Paprika Oil:
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 4 garlic cloves crushed
  • 2 tablespoons paprika
Directions

In a stockpot, combine the beans, pumpkin, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil. Cook until beans are tender, about 1 hour.

In a saute pan, render bacon. Add onions, peppers, and carrots. Cook until translucent. Add to the bean mixture. Cook for around 15 minutes.

In a blender, puree corn and basil. Add the mixture to the beans and cook for 15 minutes, stirring continuously. Season. Serve with paprika oil.

Paprika Oil:

Heat up the oil and cook the garlic. Strain. Add paprika. Cool.


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