Cuban Black Beans Recipe

Cuban Black Beans Recipe

Yield 8

An easy and delicious dish!

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  1. Rinse beans in tap water. Place rinsed bean in large pot with the 10 cups of cold water. Quarter 1 green pepper and place in pot. Soak overnight.
  2. In the same pot, bring water to a slow boil. Allow to cook for 45 minutes to soften the beans. Pour olive oil in a warmed fry pan.
  3. Saute diced onion, minced garlic and remaining chopped green pepper.
  4. Take about 1 cup of black beans and pour into fry pan. Mash the beans well. Pour mashed bean mixture back into the pot.
  5. Add salt, pepper, oregano, bay leaf and sugar. Allow to simmer for approximately 1 hour. Add vinegar and wine and continue to simmer at a low heat for at least 1 more hour.
  6. If beans are very watery, keep pot uncovered. Enjoy!


I serve it with a bit of rice. Many like to squeeze a bit of lemon atop the beans before eating. I like to, my husband doesn't.

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