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Pollo tropical beans recipe

Pollo Tropical Beans Recipe

Pollo tropical beans are a very popular dish in Pollo Tropical Resturant, Orlando, Florida. The dish is made with black beans, meat, and various spices. It is typically served with white rice. Pollo tropical bean recipe is one of the most delicious and healthy recipes I have ever tried. It is a perfect meal for any time of the day.
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Author: Lori Walker, MS, RD
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 325kcal



  • 1 tbsp fresh garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup broth or stock
  • 3/4 cup roasted red pepper (chopped)
  • 1 cup smoked meat (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh orange juice
  • 1 small-sized onion (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 2 tbsp chipotle powder
  • 4 cups cooked black beans
  • 1 tbsp agave syrup


  • First, take a pan and add olive oil to it. Then, add onion and garlic to the pan and fry on medium heat. Cook until they are soft.
  • Season them with cumin and chipotle powder. Saute for a few minutes and stir occasionally.
  • Next, add the broth and juices to the mixture. If you want it to be a little sweeter, pour some agave syrup. Keep stirring, or the mixture will stick to the bottom of the pan.
  • Add and saute the chopped meat to the mixture until it is cooked well.
  • Next, add the beans and then the roasted pepper. Gently stir the ingredients together.
  • To ensure the texture of the beans and meat is perfect, cook the mixture on low heat for 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Off the heat and serve them with your desired garnishing ingredients!


  1. If you want extra flavor, try adding some cilantro to the dish.
  2. Serve these Pollo beans over rice or quinoa for a heartier meal.
  3. Top with avocado, sour cream, or cheese for additional toppings.
  4. Instead of olive oil, coconut oil will be fine. 
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