Red Beans and Rice (Congri, Tampa style) (Nana's recipe)


  • 1 lb dried red kidney beans
  • Salt pork or ham hock slice (or tosino)
  • 1 chorizo
  • Ham, 1 piece
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic, 2 to 3 cloves, minced
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 1 medium bell pepper, diced
  • 4 oz tomato sauce
  • 2 or 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into chunks
  • White or brown rice


  1. Rinse and pick over the red beans, then soak overnight in water to cover.
  2. Pour out the water, add water to cover, then add salt pork, chorizo, and ham; bring to a boil, then simmer on low till beans are soft (1 -1 1/2 hours).
  3. Meanwhile, make a sofrito with the olive oil, onion, bell pepper and garlic. Cook till onion is translucent.
  4. Add the sofrito and tomato sauce to the beans, then add potatoes and cook til potatoes are soft. Remove the chorizo and ham and dice them, then add back into beans.
  5. Serve over white rice. Optional: add hot sauce.
recipes/red_beans_and_rice_congri_tampa_style.txt · Last modified: 2023/02/17 19:02 by mcf
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