Hoja de cilantro

Bean and Meat Stew (Chambre)

Constanza Recipes

Receta chambre de habichuelas
Hoja de cilantro

Bean and Meat Stew (Chambre)

Constanza Recipes

4 people 45 min


  • 2 lbs. raw sausage cut into small slices
  • 1 lb. smoked chops, cut into large cubes
  • 1 cubanela pepper cut into pieces
  • ½ teaspoon of Constanza Oregano
  • 1 small onion, minced
  • 1 tsp. Constanza Garlic Paste
  • 1 cup of red kidney beans boiled
  • 1 cup of boiled pigeon peas
  • 1 carrot cut into cubes
  • 1 lb. sweet potato cut into cubes
  • 1 lb. of pumpkin cut into cubes
  • ½ cup of rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt (or more, to taste), divided
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper (or more, to taste)
  • 3 tablespoons chopped cilantro


Heat a heavy-bottomed cauldron over medium heat.

Add the cutlet and sausage and cook until golden brown (about 7 minutes) in the fat produced by the sausage.

Add the chili pepper, onion, Constanza oregano and Constanza garlic paste, and cook, stirring for a minute.

Add pigeon peas, beans, carrots, sweet potatoes and squash and cook, stirring for a couple of minutes.

Season with half a teaspoon of salt. Add ¼ gallon [1 liter] of water. When the water starts to boil, add the rice.

Cook covered over low heat until the rice is soft and has doubled in size. Stir frequently so it doesn’t stick to the bottom.

Once the rice is cooked, season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the cilantro and remove from the heat.