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Dominican Habichuelas - Red Beans
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INGREDIENTS:
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1 can of red or black beans (strain off the water)
2 can of water
3 strips of bacon (cut into small pieces) 
½ chicken broth cube
1 Tablespoon of powdered seasoning
3 cherry tomatoes (without the skin and cut in half)
1 teaspoon of tomato paste
½ teaspoon of oregano (optional)
2 cloves of whole garlic (crushed in a pilon with a pinch of salt)
½ green or sweet red pepper (chopped or diced)
½ medium sized onion (chopped or diced)
½ teaspoon of salt
2 small pieces of aullama or pumpkin 
(somewhat smaller than the palm of your hand) 
2 coriander leaves
Salt and ground pepper to taste
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PREPARATION:

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In a saucepan over a low flame, add the strips of bacon or bacon pieces and cook for about 6 minutes (so the grease or fat can burn off).  Increase the flame so the bacon can crisp slightly.
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Remove the bacon and reserve aside for later.
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In the same saucepan, add the crushed garlic, salt, pepper, onion, chicken broth cube (which you will break up to a powder with your fingers).  Also add tomato paste, powdered seasoning, oregano, coriander and aullama or pumpkin.   Over a low to medium flame, blend together for about 1 minute.
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Add the beans and 2 cans of water.  Cover the pot and cook over a low to medium flame for about 20 minutes. Remove the pumpkin or aullama so it can be crushed with a fork or other utensil.  The pumpkin or aullama should be crushed into a puree type of consistency.
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Return the aullama or pumpkin to the pot and cook for additional 18 minutes.  Add the bacon you have prepared earlier and serve over rice.
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