Porotos granados is a traditional Chilean countryside stew made from cranberry beans, maize kernals and squash. It’s associated with the summer months because this is when the maize and summer squash are harvested in central and southern Chile.
Cranberry beans (also known as Roman beans) are similar to normal beans but slightly larger, popular in Latin America.
Porotos granados originates from the Mapuche indigenous people of Chile, who first cultivated bean. The word granados means pomegranates and word poroto comes from the Quechua word for bean: purutu.
This vegetarian recipe is courtesy of the Chilean Cooking School in Valparaiso and is for 6 people.