White Beans with Aji Verde Sauce Recipe

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Tara Craig Modified: March 22, 2022
White Beans with Aji Verde Sauce Recipe

How To Make White Beans with Aji Verde Sauce

Whip up a filling Mexican dish of white beans with aji verde sauce. Serve spiced Northern beans with savory sauce over rice or chicken for a tasty meal.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 1 hour 45 minutes
Total: 2 hours 15 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

For White Beans:

  • 1lbnorthern beansdry, or navy beans
  • 1ham hock
  • 1smallonionchopped
  • 1green pepperchopped
  • 1bay leaf
  • 2chicken bouillon cubes
  • 1tspcumin
  • ½tspGoya adobo
  • 1smallonionchopped
  • 2cloves garlicminced
  • ½cupcilantrochopped
  • salt

For Aji Verde Sauce:

  • 10jalapeñosseeded
  • ¼cupcilantrofresh
  • ¼cupolive oil
  • 4cloves garlic
  • ¼cupwhite vinegar
  • ½tspcumin
  • salt and pepper
  • ½cupsour creamfat-free

Instructions

  1. Soak beans in water overnight.

  2. The next day discard water and fill pot with 8 cups of water.

  3. Add 1 onion, pork bone, green pepper, and bay leaf and cook in pressure cooker for about 1 hour.

  4. Remove from heat.

  5. When pressure dissolves, open the lid and add chicken bullion, cumin, and adobo to taste and cook uncovered on medium heat stirring occasionally.

  6. Meanwhile in a skillet, add olive oil, chopped onion, garlic and cilantro, season with a pinch of salt, and sauté on medium-low heat until onions are soft.

  7. Add to beans and mix well.

  8. Continue cooking beans for about 30 to 45 minutes, stirring occasionally until beans are thickened to your liking.

  9. Taste for salt and adjust if needed.

  10. Discard bone and bay leaf and serve.

  11. To make the sauce, place all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth.

  12. Serve over chicken, rice, beans, or plantains. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 153.87kcal
  • Fat: 10.39g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.99g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 5.45g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.16g
  • Carbohydrates: 6.49g
  • Fiber: 1.91g
  • Sugar: 2.77g
  • Protein: 9.69g
  • Cholesterol: 28.11mg
  • Sodium: 509.35mg
  • Calcium: 41.70mg
  • Potassium: 308.72mg
  • Iron: 1.16mg
  • Vitamin A: 42.69µg
  • Vitamin C: 27.98mg
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