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If you’re a fan of Puerto Rican recipes, these Puerto Rican beans will become one of your favorite quick and easy dinner recipes!

Puerto Rican Style Beans

Incredibly easy Puerto Rican style beans made in no time. Excellent for a quick weeknight meal or an easy lunch to take to work. 
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 72kcal
Author Ginny


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/2 green pepper chopped
  • 2 tbs Sofrito
  • 1 can tomato sauce 8 oz + one can water
  • 1 can Kidney Beans 15 oz, undrained
  • 1/2 packet Sazon "with coriander and Annatto" variety
  • 1/2 tsp Adobo use the "with pepper" variety, add more to taste
  • 1 tbsp Truvia
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste


  • Add olive oil to hot pan. Once oil is heated through, add onions, green pepper and sofrito. Sprinkle with salt. Cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently. 
  • Stir in beans (do not drain), tomato sauce, Sazon, and Adobo. Fill empty tomato sauce can with water and add to pot and stir. Add Truvia and any more salt and pepper to taste. 
  • At this point, taste the beans and see if you want to add additional Sazon, Adobo, Truvia or salt to taste. Bring to boil, then reduce to low-medium and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until sauce thickens. 
  • Serve with rice. White rice is traditional but this time I chose to serve it with brown basmati rice. 


Rice is not calculated into recipe nutritional facts. 


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 72kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 166mg | Potassium: 46mg | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg