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    Cuban Black Beans

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    2 hrs 42 mins

    15 mins

    2 hrs 27 mins

    Engrossed's Note:

    This is my Mother's favorite black bean recipe. I think she got it from an old Cuban cookbook. Her note is: "flavorful!" Cooking time doesn't include soaking time.

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    1. 1
      Wash beans.
    2. 2
      In a large pot, soak the beans with the first chopped bell pepper in water until swollen. Overnight?.
    3. 3
      **It doesn't say so but I'd drain it at this point and add new water so the beans won't be so musical if you know what I mean.**.
    4. 4
      Cook until soft about 45 minutes.
    5. 5
      Heat oil in a medium pan. Add onion, second bell pepper and garlic and cook until soft.
    6. 6
      Add 1 cup of cooked beans and mash them well. Add mixture to bean pot.
    7. 7
      Add dry seasonings to the pot.
    8. 8
      Cover and boil 1 hour.
    9. 9
      Add vinegar and wine.
    10. 10
      Cover and simmer 1 hour.
    11. 11
      If broth is too watery, uncover and cook until it thickens.
    12. 12
      Just before serving stir in the olive oil.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on February 12, 2013


      I have tried several Cuban Black Bean recipes and this was by far the best! It got rave reviews at home and an empty bowl at a potluck. I like to rate recipes for themselves without changes, but just as an FYI, I did use a red bell pepper and half the oil, and they were still incredible!

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    • on August 15, 2010


      Delicious. I've never had Cuban Black Beans, but these were great. I added chopped carrots, and skipped the wine. The vinegar was great - I tried it before and after - definitely better after. It rounds out the flavor with slightly sweet notes, and brings out the other flavors. I added salt until it tasted right, but it was definitely less than 4 Tbs. (maybe 1-2 tsp). Wonderful served as a vegetarian meal, with some rice. Also very good wrapped in a tortilla.

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    • on March 18, 2010


      I've made these multiple times, once with no changes, and the other times, I reduce the olive oil to 1/4 cup and reduce salt to 2 teaspoons, for lower fat and sodium. It tastes just as good with these adjustments. Thanks for sharing this recipe!!

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    Nutritional Facts for Cuban Black Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (435 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 8

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 404.9
    Calories from Fat 200
    Total Fat 22.2 g
    Saturated Fat 3.1 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 1169.3 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 39.8 g
    Dietary Fiber 9.5 g
    Sugars 3.2 g
    Protein 12.8 g

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