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Jamaican Red Beans and Rice

This quick-and-easy bean dish brings an authentic taste of Jamaica right to your kitchen!
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes


  • 1 tbsp canola oil
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup bell pepper, red or green; chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 jalapeno pepper, veins and seeds discarded, minced
  • 1 1/2 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp allspice
  • 1 2/3 cup vegetable broth, (or chicken) low-sodium; use gluten-free commercial or homemade vegetable or chicken broths
  • 1 2/3 cup beans, each, small red and black beans
  • 2 cups sweet potato, peeled and cubed
  • 3 tbsp lime juice


  • Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Saute onion, peppers, garlic, jalapeno, thyme and allspice for 3 to 4 minutes. Add chicken or vegetable broth, beans and sweet potatoes and heat to boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until sweet potatoes are tender about 10-15 minutes. Stir in lime juice. Serve over rice.