Global Recipe: Johnny's Gallo Pinto

Johnny’s Gallo Pinto

Traditional Costa Rican Beans and Rice




  • 3 tablespoons oil

  • 1 tablespoon  salsa, lizano

  • 1 1⁄2cups  black beans, cooked (can substitute canned)

  • 2 1⁄2cups  rice, cooked

  • 2 tablespoons  bell peppers, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons  onions, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon coriander, chopped (Cilantro)


  1. Saute onion and bell pepper for about 2 minutes.

  2. Add the black beans and salsa and simmer for about 10 minutes on medium heat.

  3. Then, add the cooked rice and mix in the coriander.

  4. Cooked bacon, pork, chicken or sausage can be added. For breakfast, scrambled eggs can be added.



Recipe originally found here.