Recetas De Lola is a recipe I found on the back of a bag of Faraon brand Small Red Beans. I bought the beans at El Super along with jamon (ham) pieces.
1 lb small beans
10 cups water
1/2 lb ham pieces (don't use more than this or your beans will come out too salty)
1 lb diced potatoes (Can omit this)
3 tbsp oil
1 chopped onion
1 diced green bell pepper
2 cloves of garlic, smashed
1 8 oz can tomato puree
1 bay leaf
Wash beans and soak overnight. Drain and rinse beans and then add 10 cups water and ham in large pot. Bring to a boil. In a frying pan, heat oil and saute onion, bell pepper, garlic, tomatoe puree and bay leaf. Cook until onion is translucent. Transfer to boiling pot of beans. Reduce heat and simmer for 90 minutes. Salt to taste.