Recipe courtesy of Alex Garcia

Porotos Mixtos: Mixed Bean Stew

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 50 min
  • Prep: 20 min
  • Cook: 1 hr 30 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 pound dried black eyed peas, soaked overnight in the refrigerator

3/4 pound large diced 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


  1. In a stockpot, combine the beans, pumpkin, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil. Cook until beans are tender, about 1 hour.
  2. In a saute pan, render bacon. Add onions, peppers, and carrots. Cook until translucent. Add to the bean mixture. Cook for around 15 minutes.
  3. 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:

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