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Porotos con rienda, literally translated as “beans with noodles”, is a common Chilean stew, widely popular in Santiago and in the whole country as well. It is best eaten in winter, because is classified as high calories food, thick and rather warm for the stomach. The ingredients for the dish are: pinto beans, onion, garlic, bacon, cilantro, tomatoes, paprika, cumin, squash, spaghetti noodles and classical seasoning like salt and pepper.


Onions, garlic and bacon are sautéed, to which peeled and mashed tomatoes are added and spices like paprika, cumin and chopped cilantro, all being thoroughly mixed and poured into the pot with boiling beans, cubed squash and noodles being added last. The dish is served hot, in a soup bowl, customarily accompanied by white bread and a side dish like Ensalada Chilena with tomatoes and onions. The hearty meal is guaranteed once you see Porotos con Rienda in any menu.

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