Habichuelas Guisadas - Dominican Beans
It's time to talk about the Dominican Republic for this month's Eat the World Recipe Challenge. The Dominican Republic is an island in the Caribbean sea that shares half of Hispanola with Haiti to the west. Did you know the most produced food commodity there is sugar cane? Followed by bananas and papayas.
I almost didn't make it this month, I thought I wasn't going to get to participate until this simple recipe popped up. And while in some ways it is really simple; a little sauteeing and then a quick simmer. But oh my! Does it really bring together some delicious flavors!
My one tip is to not swap out the kabocha squash for something easier to find. It's just a little different than any other squash, with an almost melon-like quality. I haven't ever seen it in any mainstream big box stores but I can always find it in my local international grocery store. I can even buy it in wedges and don't have to buy the whole thing meaning I don't have to find other recipes to use up the rest.
Check out all the wonderful Dominican Republic dishes prepared by fellow Eat the World members and share with #eattheworld. Click here to find out how to join and have fun exploring a country a month in the kitchen with us!
- Sneha’s Recipe: Locrio de Pollo (Dominican Chicken and Rice)
- Palatable Pastime: Spicy Plantains
- Amy’s Cooking Adventures: Taco Shepherd’s Pie (Pastelón de Papa)
- Kitchen Frau: Empanaditas de Yuca (Gluten Free Empanadas)
- Pandemonium Noshery: Habichuelas Guisadas
- Culinary Adventures with Camilla: Pastelón de Harina de Maíz
- A Day in the Life on the Farm: Chimi Burger