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List of ingredients for Porotos granados (Bean and vegetable stew)

* 225 g Haricot beans, soaked in cold water overnight
* 3 tablespoons Olive oil
* 2 medium Onions, finely chopped
* Garlic to taste, peeled and crushed
* 2 tablespoons sweet Paprika
* Red chillies, to taste, finely chopped
* 225 g sweetcorn
* 450 g Pumpkin, Marrow or Squash, cut into 2.5 cm cubes
* 450 g Tomatoes, peeled and roughly chopped or 1 x 400 g tin of chopped Tomatoes
* 1 teaspoon Dried thyme
* 1 teaspoon Dried Basil - see Talk:Porotos granados (Bean and vegetable stew)* the comments page
* Seasoning to taste

* Drain and rinse the Beans and place in a large pan.
* Cover with water, bring to the Boil and boil vigorously for 10 minutes.
* Reduce the heat and Simmer for 1-1½ hours until tender.
* Drain and set aside, reserving half of the Bean liquid.
* Heat the Oil in a large saucepan, add the Onions and Fry until soft.
* Stir in the Garlic and Paprika and Fry for a further 5 minutes.
* Add the remaining ingredients and Simmer for 15 minutes to blend the flavours.
* Add some Bean liquid if necessary and continuing Simmering until the Marrow or Squash has disintegrated.


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