Total Time
3hrs 15mins
Prep 1 hr 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

I love Cuban food, and these beans are one of my favorites. Well-seasoned but not spicy, they are delicious over rice or served as a side dish to my Vaca Frita. Prep time includes my method of "soaking" beans. Yield depends on whether beans are used as a main dish or a side.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Soak picked-through beans overnight, or boil for 10 minutes; change water and let sit for another hour to reconstitute.
  2. Drain again.
  3. In a large saucepan, saute onion, bell pepper and garlic until tender.
  4. Into this, gently stir beans, water, tomato paste, pimentos, vinegar, sugar and pepper.
  5. Bring to a boil and reduce heat.
  6. Cover and simmer about 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
  7. After beans are tender, season to taste with salt.

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