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Minatamis na Beans (Sweetened White Beans)

Minatamis na beans are candied white beans that can be served with ice cream or as an ingredient in Halo Halo. These sweetened white beans are a favorite in the Philippines.

Minatamis na beans | sweetened white beans

4 Servings

20 Minutes Cooktime



  • 1 cup white beans

  • 1 cup sugar

  • water

  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

Step 1: Prepare the beans

Rinse the beans and drain well. Place in a saucepan with enough water to cover. Bring to a boil.

Step 2: Simmer

Lower heat, cover, and simmer until beans are tender.

Step 3: Thicken with sugar

Add sugar and continue to cook until the liquid is thick and mostly absorbed.

Step 4: Finish

Turn off the heat and stir in vanilla extract.



Let us know what you think in the comments about our Minatamis na beans recipe! How do you enjoy them?


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