A wonderful combination of Caribbean ingredients turn into a very flavorful meal! Pour the beans over white rice or have as a soup. Great with breaded thin steaks. I get requests for this meal from all my family, friends, and coworkers.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and green pepper; cook until the onion begins to turn brown, about 5 minutes. Pour in the water, white beans, tomato sauce, garlic, cilantro, and calabaza. Season with the sazon packet, bouillon cube, salt, pepper, and cumin; stir well to combine.

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  • Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and cook until the calabaza has softened, about 20 minutes. Remove the cover, and continue cooking until the sauce has thickened, about 10 more minutes.

Nutrition Facts

120.8 calories; 6.1 g protein; 19.3 g carbohydrates; 0.1 mg cholesterol; 483.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (17)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2008
So good! I used Jamaican Jerk seasoning and yellow summer squash. A few red pepper flakes for heat and some brown sugar for sweetness. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
11/05/2011
I found these a little too sweet with the squash. It was a lot of work for a dish that tasted like sweet squash and little else. Read More
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20 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 16
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2007
This was really easy to make and soo inexpensive and healthy! I followed the recipe exactly. I served it with white rice and pork chops. I was very pleased and so was my husband! Will make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2008
So good! I used Jamaican Jerk seasoning and yellow summer squash. A few red pepper flakes for heat and some brown sugar for sweetness. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2007
This was very good and tasted better the next day. Followed recipe exactly. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2011
We wanted to serve this as a main dish although judging by the serving size this would only make a small side dish. We used a whole onion a whole green pepper and half of an acorn squash and around a cup of dried white beans instead. With these adjustments I would say this recipe makes around 4 servings although they're still on the small side for a main dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2009
excellent instead of the green pepper onion garlic cilantro i used my home made sofrito (almost same thing). i omited the bouillon and salt and added some diced ham and throw it into the sofrito when your simmering it in the beginning and a couple diced olives never hurt anything:) but i dont use them all time. great recipe!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2020
Delicious and so simple to make!!! my whole family loved it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2013
One of the best chilies ever. It had just the right amount of spices (and I do like spice!). Perfect for the fall weather. Serve with cornbread and pumpkin butter or some coconut shrimp! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/04/2008
For all the chopping and the amount of time these were not worth it. My 8 year old liked them more than the adults did. On the plus side it is pretty healthy. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
11/05/2011
I found these a little too sweet with the squash. It was a lot of work for a dish that tasted like sweet squash and little else. Read More
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