Total Time
3hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 3 hrs

I have enjoyed this recipe for years. I think it is the red wine vinegar that makes it interesting and unique. What I like best to do with it is to leave out some of the water to make it thick enough to fill a pita with sprouts and a sweet dressing.


  1. Sort and wash black beans.
  2. Boil in water for 2 minutes. Let rest 45 minutes.
  3. Add onion, garlic, green pepper, oregano, and cumin. Cover and cook on low for 1 and 1/2 hours.
  4. Add tomato pate, vinegar and tamari. Cook 30 minutes.
  5. Add chillis, rice, tabasco, and cilantro. Cook 10 minutes more.
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I can't believe how good this was. I made a few modifications to reflect those things I actually had on hand, but I have to say that this was probably the best bean dish I've had all year. These are the modifications I made: used only 4 cups of water and added 4 tsp. of vegetable base, used two med jalapenos instead of chiles, replaced oregano with summer savory and used white rice instead of brown. I also soaked my beans overnight, but I don't think that really would have made a huge difference either way. We LOVED this dish. We will definately be having this again and taking it to potlucks!!! Thank you for sharing it!!

Kristi Waterworth September 27, 2008