Red Bean Stew/Bonchi Kora Stoba
Red Bean Stew/Bonchi Kora Stoba
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Submitted by : Lila Poulo
Submit Date : December 28, 2016, 8:50 pm


    Red bean soup is a popular dish on the islands of Curacao, Aruba, and Bonaire. I consists out of salted beef, pork tail and more.
    As old tradition, this meal is cooked on monday, so it will bring more food for the rest of the week. 


    • 1 bag of red beans (about 16oz)
    • 1 lb of salted beef
    • 1 lb pork tail
    • 1 large onion
    • 1 teaspoon of nutmeg powder
    • 1 tablespoon of butter
    • 3 pieces of garlic cloves
    • Sugar to taste 


    1. Cut the beef and the pork in smaller pieces and let them sit overnight in water to get rid of some of the salt. Make sure all the meat is submerged into the water. If desire you can boil them for 5 minutes instead to remove salt.
    2. On the night before cooking, put the dry beans in a bowl of water and let them soak overnight
    3. Next morning, rinse all the meat thoroughly to remove as much of the remaining salt
    4. In a pot with water, boil the meats on medium high heat.
    5. In a seperate pot, put the beans and the garlic to boil on medium heat.
    6. When the beans are soft, Quickly and loosely drain the benas into a colander in the sink.
    7. Add the beans back into the pot and add the diced onions, nutmeg, and all the meat together.
    8. Add some hot water, about 3 inches high
    9. Let them cook a little bit more and make sure the water do not completely evaporate. Add water as needed.
    10. When the meat is soft, add the butter and sugar and mix all the content togher.
    11. When its ready, let it the food cooking until the beans becomes a little thick

    Note:  The sstew can be served with white rice, funchi, or bread