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Discover the Wonderful World of Frijoles Cargamanto

What do you know about frijol cargamanto? If your answer is “not much,” then you’re like most Americans. This unique nutty flavor variety of red beans is relatively unknown in the United States, but it’s popular in other countries. In this blog post, we’ll introduce you to cargamanto beans and share some recipes that will help you incorporate them into your diet. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s get started!

What are frijoles cargamanto and where do they come from?

Frijoles cargamanto are a variety of red bean, along with white and black variants, that is native to South America. The name “cargamanto” comes from the Quechua word for “black bean,” which is “k’arha.” These beans are grown in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Colombia. Anywhere that you find Peruvian, Bolivian, or Colombian cuisine, you’re sure to find frijoles cargamanto on the menu.
Red cranberry beans are the closest American counterpart to red beans, but they’re not quite the same. Cranberry beans have a creamier texture and a sweeter flavor. Many cooking instructions for cargamanto beans say to substitute cranberry beans, but here in SuSabor we have the real thing in two different options: canned cargamanto beans ready to eat or dry cargamanto beans to cook.

What are the health benefits of eating frijoles cargamanto?

Like all beans, frijoles cargamanto are a great source of protein and fiber. They’re also low in fat and calories, making them a healthy addition to any diet. In addition, these beans are packed with nutrients like iron, potassium, and magnesium. So not only are they good for you, but they taste great too.

How do you prepare frijoles cargamanto for the best flavor and nutrition?

Frijol cargamanto rojo, or red cargamanto beans, are the most common variety of these beans. They’re typically sold dried, so they need to be soaked overnight before cooking. Once they’ve soaked, you can cook them in a pot of boiling water for about an hour. High setting on a pressure cooker for about 15 minutes will also do the trick.

If you can find them, fresh cargamanto beans are even better. They don’t need to be soaked and only take about 30 minutes to cook.

Frijoles cargamanto recipes to get you started!

A suggested recipe to start is Colombian cuisine. This hearty soup is perfect for a cold winter day.


1 lb of dry cargamanto beans
7 cups of water
1 1/2 chopped onions
3 cloves of garlic, minced
1 tbsp cumin
Salt and pepper to taste
1/2 cup chopped cilantro


1. Soak the beans overnight in water.
2. Drain the beans and add them to a pot of boiling water.
3. Add the onions, garlic, cumin, salt, and pepper.
4. Simmer for an hour or until the beans are cooked through.
5. Add the cilantro and serve hot

What else can you do with frijoles cargamanto once you’ve cooked them up a storm at home?

There are many ways to use frijoles cargamanto once they’re cooked. One popular way is to make refried beans. These beans are mashed and then fried in oil until they’re nice and crispy. They make a great side dish or can be used as a topping for tacos and nachos. The highlight of this dish is that it can be featured as the main course. We encourage you to explore all the possibilities that frijoles cargamanto and all of our other products have to offer. At Su Sabor, we want to offer you the best Colombian food experience you could ask for. We are confident in the quality of our product and know that you’ll be satisfied with your purchase.

Thank you for taking the time to learn about frijoles cargamanto. We hope you’ll give them a try the next time you’re in the kitchen. And don’t forget to check out our other products too!