These are great Krystal-Belle. There are as many ways to cook Black Beans as there are cooks and you have all of the ingredients, except for minced garlic, that my Cuban friends use in their own recipes. An additional step that would add extra flavor with your same ingredients is to saute the onion and bell pepper in the bacon before adding them to the beans. These were great served with your Cuban Chicken and sliced tomatoes drizzled with olive oil, salt and pepper. Yum!