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Cuban Black Beans

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This is your classic recipe for Cuban Black Beans. You have the black beans that are still a bit firm in that silky juice that is full of flavor.
  Dry black beans 1 Pound, rinsed and picked over
  Bell pepper 1 , removed
  Bay leaf 1
  Olive oil 2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
  Onion 1 , diced
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), diced
  Bell pepper 1
  Serrano chile 1
  Cumin 2 Teaspoon
  Cider vinegar 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon

1. Place the black beans in a glass bowl and cover with water. The water level should be 2 inches above the beans. Allow to soak overnight.
2. Place the beans and the water it was soaking in into a saucepan and add water if needed. The water should again be 2 inches above the beans.
3. Add the bell pepper and the bay leaf and bring to a boil over high heat.
4. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook uncovered for 2 hours. Add more water if needed to just barely cover the beans.
5. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add the olive oil, onion, garlic cloves, and bell pepper. Sauté until the onions are translucent.
6. Add the diced serrano chile, cumin, and vinegar. Mix well.
7. Add the sofrito to the beans and mix well. Cook for an additional 30 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Bean, Black Bean
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
150 Minutes
Ready In: 
160 Minutes
Here is an impressive video for a classic Cuban black beans recipe that is so delicious and flavorful. The chef makes this flavorful dish with sofrito that is an aromatic combo of spices, onions, garlic and green peppers. This video is a must watch!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 377 Calories from Fat 169

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 19 g29.5%

Saturated Fat 2.7 g13.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 129 mg5.4%

Total Carbohydrates 40 g13.5%

Dietary Fiber 9.8 g39.3%

Sugars 2.9 g

Protein 13 g26.4%

Vitamin A 3.4% Vitamin C 54.5%

Calcium 9.6% Iron 22.8%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Cuban Black Beans Recipe Video