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Thanks so much for this recipe! When I was very small, I had a Cuban foster brother who stayed with us until the rest of his family could get out of Cuba. When his family made it to America, "Grandma" would make this dish and I fell in love with it! My mother recently passed and took this recipe with her. The only things I did differently is added cumin (MUST have), a tad bit of worcestershire, and no red wine vinegar (didn't have any). Also, Grandma used a hamhock instead of bacon. I used bacon (no hamhocks handy). Thanks again for a great recipe and a wonderful trip down memory lane.

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Rhodie44 November 29, 2007

Wow! This was outstanding! I didn't have enough time to use the dried black beans so I subbed with a can of well-rinsed black beans. I also left out the green pepper as it repeats on DH, and took Kittencal's advice on adding the extra garlic and chopped jalapenos. Topped it with the green onions and sour cream and served with Cuban Spiced Pork Chops (Cuban Spiced Pork Chops) and turnip greens. DH said the meal was excellent. Thanks Carol, this recipe is definitely a keeper.

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BigNanc November 04, 2007

I'd give this 20 stars if I could. Never in my life have I had beans this delicious. I could just eat them out of the pot with a spoon! I omitted the bacon, used a light vegetable broth instead of water, and added some butter in at the end (sounds odd, but it was just what the beans needed). It takes some time to cook them all down, but it's definitely worth the effort.

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Circumspice June 22, 2007

Since I have a love for black beans, I had to try this recipe, really the only change I made was I increased the bacon and the garlic to 2 tbsps. and added in 2 seeded and finely chopped jalepeno peppers as we love spicy. Into my favorites file it goes to make again, Thank you for sharing this great bean recipe Carole!...Kitten:)

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Kittencalskitchen November 06, 2005

Next time you make this invite me to dinner so I can come to your house and further ignore my empty pantry.

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gailanng March 29, 2012

Great for a side dish to Cuban Picadillo. I already had black beans cooked so just added those later.

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adopt a greyhound February 14, 2012

Loved this recipe. It was just what I needed to go with the marinated pork. I did substitute 2 cans of beans for the lb of dry because I was short on time. Thanks.

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SD Slim December 24, 2011

When I was a child I got a recipe from a Cuban friend's mom, and this tastes just like what I remember. There were no leftovers! This is a great recipe.

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schmme September 11, 2011

Great recipe - works perfectly and tastes great. I ended up with just the right consistency. Thanks!

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Spice Boy November 22, 2009

Exceptional, my guests raved about it, would make it again.

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darkstar388 September 02, 2009
Cuban Black Beans and Rice