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Peruvian Strained Beans (Frijol Colado)


For 4 Person(s)


  • 1 lb raw black beans or 15.5 oz. can of cooked black beans
  • 2 1/3 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 cups evaporated milk
  • 2 cups water


  1. Boil the raw black beans in 8 cups of water. (Disregard this step if using a can of cooked black beans.)
  2. Blend the cooked black beans with the cloves and evaporated milk.
  3. Dissolve the sugar in the 2 cups of water over medium heat and stir constantly. Do not boil the water to avoid sugar crystallization.
  4. Once the sugar has dissolved completely, add the blended beans to the syrup and continue stirring over medium heat until you can see the bottom of the saucepan.
  5. Let the preparation cool down and serve in individual small pudding plates.
  6. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top of the dessert.

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