Frijoles Colorados (Red Beans with Squash)

Frijoles Colorados (Red Beans with Squash) Recipe
Photo: Karry Hosford


6 servings (serving size: 2/3 cup)

Recipe from

Cooking Light

Nutritional Information

Calories 110
Caloriesfromfat 16 %
Fat 1.9 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Monofat 0.8 g
Polyfat 0.2 g
Protein 4.7 g
Carbohydrate 20.3 g
Fiber 6.1 g
Cholesterol 2 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 262 mg
Calcium 61 mg


3 cups (1/2-inch) cubed peeled calabaza or butternut squash (about 1 pound)
1/4 cup commercial sofrito (such as Goya)
1 (15-ounce) can small red beans, undrained
1/4 cup thinly sliced onion


Cook squash in boiling water 6 minutes or until tender; drain.

Combine sofrito and beans in a small saucepan. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Gently stir in squash. Top with onion.

Viviana Carballo,

Cooking Light

May 2002