White Northern Beans with Aji Verde Sauce Recipe

White Northern Beans with Aji Verde Sauce
White Northern Beans with Aji Verde Sauce

White Northern Beans with Aji Verde Sauce Recipe

White Northern Beans with Aji Verde Sauce

Beans are high in complex carbohydrates, protein and dietary fiber, low in fat, calories and completely cholesterol-free. Eating as little as a half a cup of beans a day can be beneficial in reaching your dietary needs. These beans were a hit with my family, all that was leftover was this little bit shown here over rice,  topped with aji verde sauce.

Making beans are an economical way to make a lot of food without spending too much. A pound of dry beans makes about 6 cups cooked and usually costs around a dollar. I always make my beans in my  pressure cooker because it cuts the cooking time in half.


White Beans with Aji Verde Sauce

Gina’s Weight Watcher Recipes

Servings: 12 • Serving Size: 1/2 cup • Points +: 2.5 pts  • Smart Points: 4

Calories: 115.7  • Fat: 0.4 g • Carb: 21.6 g • Fiber: 6.7 g • Protein: 7.1 g




1 lb dry northern beans (navy beans would work)

1 ham hock (about 4 oz)

1 small onion, chopped

1 green pepper, chopped

1 bay leaf



2 chicken bouillon cubes (I like Knorr)

1 tsp cumin

1 small onion, chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

1/2 cup chopped cilantro




Soak beans in water overnight. The next day discard water and fill pot  with 8 cups of water. Add 1 onion, pork  bone, green pepper and bay leaf and cook in pressure cooker for about an hour.  Remove from heat.

When pressure dissolves,  open the lid and add chicken bullion, cumin, and adobo to taste and cook  uncovered on medium heat stirring occasionally.

Meanwhile in a skillet, add olive oil, chopped onion, garlic and  cilantro, season with a pinch of salt and sauté on medium- low heat  until onions are soft. Add to beans and mix well.

Continue cooking beans about 30-45 minutes, stirring occasionally until  beans are thickened to your liking. Taste for salt and adjust if needed.  Discard bone and bay leaf and serve.

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