Habichuelas Gizadas 

So my husband was apparently going through withdrawal from rice beans and some kind of meat.  I honestly don’t understand the fascination that some Hispanics have with beans with every meal but I love to cook and have my family like my cooking! 

This is a great recipe that can be placed over rice or how I eat it is over potato salad. Or like one of my friends does, she eats it alone like soup.


2 cans of Goya pink beans (use 1 can to add water to the beans)

2 Garlic cloves

1/2 a medium onion

1 medium potato

2 packets of Goya Sazon 

4 oz of Smithfield anytime ham cubes

1/2 cup of Hunts Ketchup

1/4 cup of Sofrito  (see my previous recipe for sofrito )

1/2 tsp of Goya Adobo

2 tablespoons of olive oil 


1/2, 1/4 cup measuring cup

1/2 teaspoon 

1 tablespoon 

1 spoon

1 3qt pot

Your stove 


Start by heating the oil in the pot and adding ham. Once ham starts to brown, add 1 packet of Sazon. Stir until mixed and add onions.

Let the onions and ham sweat for about 2 minutes and add garlic. Cook for a minute and add sofrito and potatoes.

Once all is mixed add the two cans of beans and fill one can with water and mix. 

At the point don’t get scared if it’s green. It will change color while it cooks. Add Adobo, the second packet of Sazon ,the ketchup and stir.  Bring to a boil and simmer until potatoes are tender. 

Leave on low until the rest of your meal is done or until ready to eat. The longer it simmers the thicker the broth will be. 

Dig in! 😍👍
Until next time -Happy eating ! 



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