Cuban Black Beans
Total TimePrep: 20 min. + soaking Cook: 1-3/4 hours
- 2 cups dried black beans, rinsed
- 1 bay leaf
- 3 medium green peppers, chopped
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 can (15 ounces) tomato puree
- 1/2 cup sherry or chicken broth
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- Rinse and sort beans; soak according to package directions. Drain and rinse beans, discarding liquid.
- Place beans in a large saucepan; add 6 cups water and bay leaf. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until tender.
- Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute peppers and onions in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomato puree, sherry, sugar and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until thickened. Drain beans; discard bay leaf. Stir beans into tomato mixture.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 312 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 214mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 8g fiber), 11g protein.
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Aug 21, 2016
OH, the aroma is so "delicious"! I decided to cook this recipe in the slow cooker to serve within the next few days. I soaked the beans overnight, rinsed and drained them and placed them in a slow cooker. I added three chopped peppers (tri-color), and two onions. I added two bay leaves. I didn't have a small can of tomato puree so I placed a can of diced tomatoes, the garlic, the oil, the sherry, and some chicken bullion to a blender along with an addition of 2 teaspoons of cumin and some hot pepper for additional spice. I blended this with 1.5 cups of water. Poured this liquid into the slow cooker and mixed to combine all. I set it on high and placed a piece of tinfoil on top of the bean mixture before putting on the lid. I cooked it for 6 hours. The flavor is fantastic, and it's definitely a keeper.
Jan 20, 2015
Awesome dish! I serve this with the Pork Roast Cubano recipe from this site and a side dish of rice.
Sep 27, 2012
Oct 18, 2011
Never tasted anything like this! The sherry gives it a very unique flavor. I also add 2 tsp. cumin, 2 tsp. ground red pepper & 1 tsp. salt. -Lesleigh Baden
May 18, 2011
This is a new favorite. I used canned black beans and added the bay leaf to the other ingredients and they cooked. I also added aprx. 1 cup cubed ham and served them over rice. Awesome!
Feb 28, 2011
This was excellent. I did add a ham hock and 2 cloves of garlic to the simmering beans and added a chopped jalepeno to the tomato mixture. Still needs a little more heat, but awesome tasting and quite filling.
Feb 26, 2011
Delicious! I had some canned black beans in my pantry and decided to make this to pair with pork chops and yellow rice and what a wonderful flavor! Even my husband, who doesn't care for black beans, loved it.
Feb 4, 2011
It tasted excellent and I didn't change a thing. Very good recipe and most delicious outcome.
Feb 3, 2011
We LOVED this recipe! We needed supper in a hurry, so used two 16 oz cans of black beans instead of dried beans. (Drained and rinsed them, placed in pot, covered with water and added the bay leaf. Simmered this while chopping and sauteing vegies.) Also added 1 lb of ground beef. It was SOOO good over rice! (Don't expect Mexican - this is Cuban and it's wonderful!)
Jan 26, 2011
You have to try this delicious recipe!