Cuban Munyeta Recipe

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Tasty bean recipe which we used to make in Cuba, it is made with navy beans (judias, as they are called in Cuba). Found in All About Cuban Cooking by Josefina Alvarez. Of course it can be made with canned navy beans and am sure it'll taste good but . . .


  • 1 lb dried navy beans
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
  • 1/2 cup ham, cubed (can use ham from deli)
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 lb thick slab bacon, cubed
  • 4 cups water
  • 1/4 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 link chorizo sausage (Spanish sausage)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil fresh parsley leaves, for garnish


  1. Soak beans overnight; change water one time, if you choose.
  2. Put beans in water, cook them until soft; drain.
  3. In a frying pan, saute onion, bacon, garlic, sausage and ham in vegetable oil.
  4. Slowly add cooked beans, mashing them.
  5. Add tomato sauce, salt, pepper and olive oil; fry until crispy.
  6. Garnish with parsley.
  7. Serve hot with hot fluffy white rice, ripe plantains and a nice green salad, and of course with Cuban bread!