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.
- 1 lb black beans, washed
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 1 medium green bell pepper, chopped
- 6 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
- 5 cups water
- 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
- 1 (4 ounce) jar diced pimentos, drained
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon white sugar
- 1 teaspoon black pepper
- Place beans in a large saucepan with enough water to cover, and soak 8 hours, to overnight; drain.
- Heat oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, and sauté onion, green bell pepper, and garlic until tender.
- 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.
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