Cuban Black Beans

Submitted by: rileysmom on June 4, 2010

This is a good vegetarian dish, but you can add Andouille sausage, if you like.

Servings: 7 cups   Prep Time: 20 minutes plus soaking of beans   Cook Time: 1 1/2 hours  


1 lb. dried black beans
1 large onion, chopped
1 medium green pepper, chopped
6 cloves garlic, minced
¼ cup olive oil
4 cups water
1 (6 oz.) can tomato paste
1 tsp sugar
1 tsp pepper
1 ½ tsp cumin seeds
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
2 ½ tsp salt
Hot cooked rice
Shredded cheddar cheese
Chopped tomato
Chopped green onion


Sort & wash beans; place in large dutch oven. Cover with water 2 inches above beans. Let soak 8 hours OR quick soak according to package direction. Drain well.

Saute onion, green pepper, & garlic in oil until tender.

Combine beans, sauteed veggies, water, tomato paste, sugar, pepper, and cumin seeds in dutch oven; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, & simmer for 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender stirring occasionally.

Stir in red wine vinegar & salt. Serve over hot rice and garnish with cheese, tomato, & green onions.

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