Cuban Black Beans

A signature dish of Cuba, black beans are served at almost every dinner table. This recipe makes a big batch, so freeze leftovers to thaw and serve as needed. Photo credit: Joanne Bruno from Eats Well with Others.

Serves: 8
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
15 mins Prep time 2 hrs Cook time
15 mins Prep time
2 hrs Cook time
  • Bring water, beans and bay leaves to boil in large saucepan. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Let stand, covered, 1 hour

  • Meanwhile, heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add onion; cook and stir 3 minutes. Add bell pepper and 1 tablespoon of the Seasoning; cook and stir 2 minutes or until vegetables soften. Add to beans. Return beans to boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally

  • Stir remaining 1 tablespoon Seasoning, oregano and vinegar into beans. Cook, uncovered, 15 minutes or until beans are tender. Stir in olives. Serve over cooked white rice

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 123Calories: 123Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Sodium: 66mgProtein: 6g
  • Total Fat: 3gFiber: 6g
  • Carbohydrate: 18g