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Cuban Black Beans

A recipe for Cuban Black Beans. Dried black beans are soaked then cooked with onion, bell pepper, garlic, wine, and spices for a flavorful side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Cuban
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours
Author Renee

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried black beans
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 1 green bell pepper chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3/4 cup dry white wine
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Optional chopped onion for serving
  • Optional chopped fresh cilantro for serving

Instructions

  1. Cover the dried beans with 2 inches of water and soak overnight. Drain discard water.
  2. Cover the beans with 1 inch of water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover loosely, and simmer for 1 hour.
  3. Check water level while cooking to make sure it covers the beans and add a little more if needed.
  4. Heat olive oil in a large skillet. Add onion and bell pepper and sauté over medium heat until peppers are soft and onions are translucent, about 5 minutes.
  5. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add cooked vegetables to beans.
  6. Stir in salt, pepper, oregano, cumin, bay leaf, wine, and vinegar.
  7. Cover loosely and cook until beans are tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
  8. Discard bay leaf and serve with chopped onion or chopped fresh cilantro if desired.

Recipe Notes

A recipe for Cuban Black Beans. Dried black beans are soaked then cooked with onion, bell pepper, garlic, wine, and spices for a flavorful side dish.