Total Time
9hrs 45mins
Prep 8 hrs 15 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

A Cuban lady down the street made these every Wednesday...wonderful stuff! She served the beans over a bowl of hot rice, and garnished them with salsa, a little sour cream, and shredded cheese. It was also good without the dairy products. Can substitute canned, rinsed beans to cut cooking time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place beans in a large saucepan with enough water to cover, and soak 8 hours, to overnight; drain.
  2. Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and sauté onion, green bell pepper, and garlic until tender.
  3. Into the onion mixture, stir the drained beans, water, tomato paste, pimentos, and vinegar. Season with salt, sugar, and pepper. Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender.


Most Helpful

Very good - I halved the recipe with one can of well-rinsed canned black beans. Since my beans were canned, I omitted the salt. To spice them up, next time I will add a fresh diced jalapeno! Made for ZWT 9

Cadillacgirl August 10, 2013

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