Frijoles Negros (Cuban Black Beans)

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 45 mins

Ay Caramba, these are good!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry the onion and pepper in a little oil.
  2. Add the garlic and saute a little.
  3. Introduce a little of the bean liquid until all previous ingredients are soft.
  4. Add the beans with the remaining liquid.
  5. Add spices and simmer about 30 minutes.
  6. Add the vinegar just before serving.
  7. These are quite good when served over a bed of rice seasoned with just lime.
Most Helpful

Fantastic and easy! We don't get black beans here, so I used garbanzo, and it probably gave the dish a completely different taste, but I loved it! I used 1 tsp oil and 1/4 tsp of garlic paste for 2 servings, and used cumin seeds instead of cumin powder. Don't omit the vinegar as it adds a wonderful tartness! I had this with rotis for a great lunch.

Anu April 07, 2002

Fixed these just the way you directed. Then I put them in the food processor w/ a little lime juice and made the perfect lunch tortilla. Thank you. These will be a regular on my menu!

sugarpea August 10, 2003

Really good and super easy. I didn't read the recipe correctly and ended up draining my can of beans. Since I didn't have any liquid I substitued with broth and it was still really good.

MMMuni May 25, 2010