Frijoles Negros (Cuban Style Black Beans)

“A staple common to Cuban cooking is cooking black beans. Although they may seem common. they can be used in a variety of different dishes. They are served with white rice and as a topping,if you like,chopped onions, chopped parsley, drizzle of olive oil & a touch of vinegar. They are really wonderful!One can also add cooked chopped bacon as well.”
2hrs 20mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place black beans and water in large stock pot with a med size grn pepper & med size onion cut in half; cover & boil 2 minutes;.
  2. Turn off heat & let stand covered 1 hour; and then remove onion & grn pepper from water.
  3. Remove the lid & add the rest of the ingredients, except vinegar, salt & pepper.
  4. There should be enough water to just cover the beans, so if needed add a bit of water or chicken stock.
  5. Cover & simmer until the beans are tender about 2 hours.
  6. Add vinegar, salt & pepper.
  7. Simmer long enough to warm the vinegar.
  8. Serve with white rice, picadillo & fried plantains.

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