By carole in orlando on December 13, 2003
Photo by gailanng
Photo by gailanng
"I can't remember where I got this recipe. The Cuban surgeon at the hospital where I worked said it was "almost as good" as his mother's!"
Serving Size: 1 (333 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 6
"Thanks so much for this recipe! When I was very small, I had a Cuban foster brother who stayed with us until the rest of his family could get out of Cuba. When his family made it to America, "Grandma" would make this dish and I fell in love with it! My mother recently passed and took this recipe with her. The only things I did differently is added cumin (MUST have), a tad bit of worcestershire, and no red wine vinegar (didn't have any). Also, Grandma used a hamhock instead of bacon. I used bacon (no hamhocks handy). Thanks again for a great recipe and a wonderful trip down memory lane."
"Wow! This was outstanding! I didn't have enough time to use the dried black beans so I subbed with a can of well-rinsed black beans. I also left out the green pepper as it repeats on DH, and took Kittencal's advice on adding the extra garlic and chopped jalapenos. Topped it with the green onions and sour cream and served with Cuban Spiced Pork Chops (recipe #134871) and turnip greens. DH said the meal was excellent. Thanks Carol, this recipe is definitely a keeper."
"I'd give this 20 stars if I could. Never in my life have I had beans this delicious. I could just eat them out of the pot with a spoon! I omitted the bacon, used a light vegetable broth instead of water, and added some butter in at the end (sounds odd, but it was just what the beans needed). It takes some time to cook them all down, but it's definitely worth the effort."
"Since I have a love for black beans, I had to try this recipe, really the only change I made was I increased the bacon and the garlic to 2 tbsps. and added in 2 seeded and finely chopped jalepeno peppers as we love spicy. Into my favorites file it goes to make again, Thank you for sharing this great bean recipe Carole!...Kitten:)"
"Next time you make this invite me to dinner so I can come to your house and further ignore my empty pantry."
"Great for a side dish to Cuban Picadillo. I already had black beans cooked so just added those later."
"Loved this recipe. It was just what I needed to go with the marinated pork. I did substitute 2 cans of beans for the lb of dry because I was short on time. Thanks."
"When I was a child I got a recipe from a Cuban friend's mom, and this tastes just like what I remember. There were no leftovers! This is a great recipe."
"Great recipeÂ - works perfectly and tastes great. I ended up with just the right consistency. Thanks!"
"Exceptional, my guests raved about it, would make it again."
"This was good. It took a lot of time but was very easy and I liked how the beans stayed whole. Thanks"
"My son-in-law spent a year in Costa Rica and he loved this recipe! He said it tasted similar to the beans and rice he ate at almost every dinner there. Although there was several cups of juice after cooking the required 2 hours, the beans were soft and delicious."
"Yum, Yum, Yum!!!!! What a wonderful and easy recipe. I made it to accompany Cuban Asada. Fabulous!!!!"
"I had a little trouble making this, after simmereing for 2 hours I still had a lot of liquid left. Also the beans were kind of hard and there was not a lot of flavor. My Cuban wife saved the day by lightly boiling out some of the water and seasoning with Adobo all-purpose seasoning. Also, my wife's mother said that I should soak the beans overnight in water to make them plump and tender or us a pressure cooker next time. Other than that the taste was authentic."
"Very good beans and rice. I topped it with Cuban Picadillo #93592 but if eating this without a spicy topping I would add some seasonings as suggested by Heather U. My beans were tender after only 1 hour so I just drained off the excess liquid and continued by adding the rice."
"Delicious, carole! I used about 2 1/2 c cooked black beans and only 1 tsp olive oil for sauteing the onion and garlic. I left out the bacon and bell pepper (used my only one earlier to make an avocado corn salsa!), and added 2 tsp ground cumin, 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper, and chicken bouillon for a little zip. Topped it with fresh cilantro, chopped scallions, and stuffed manzanilla olives. How do you say "yum!" in Espanol??"
"I enjoyed this many times in the past. Its awesome! I do leave out the red wine vinegar and the bacon(because I'm vegetarian). I love the green onion topping, that is wonderful! We enjoy this with low-fat plain yogurt! What a wonderful meal! From one girl in Orlando to another," Thank you so much for sharing"! "