Cuban Model Black Beans
Get your Latin groove on with these Cuban impressed black beans, loaded with mucho sabor (plenty of taste)! Simple to make and prepared in 20 minutes, however don’t let that idiot you, there may be loads of taste in these beans. Wholesome, excessive in fiber, vegetarian, gluten free, cheap and delicioso!
I like to combine and match Latin dishes from totally different Central and South American nations to create dishes with Latin fusion. Do that with a few of my Latin favorites comparable to Cilantro Lime Rice, Barbacoa Beef, Sweet Barbacoa Pork, Mexican Slow Cooked Pork Carnitas, Slow Cooked Pernil, and Pollo Sabroso, to call just a few.
That is my go to recipe for busy weeknights after I don’t have time to make beans from dried. Tommy loves them so I make them very often.
Fast Cuban Model Black Beans
- 2 tsp olive oil
- 1/2 onion
- 2 cloves garlic
- 2 scallions
- 2 tbsp red bell pepper
- 3 tbsp cilantro
- 15 oz can black beans, do not drain (I prefer Goya)
- 1/2 cup water, or more if needed
- 1 bay leaf
- few pinches cumin, to taste
- pinch oregano
- 1 tsp red wine vinegar
- salt and black pepper to taste
Chop onion, garlic, scallions, red pepper, and cilantro in a mini chopper of food processor.
Add oil to a medium-sized pot on medium heat.
Add vegetables to the pot and saute until soft, about 3 minutes.
Add beans, water, bay leaf, cumin, oregano, red wine vinegar, salt and black pepper and bring to a boil.
Lower heat and cover, simmer about 15 minutes stirring occasionally (adjust water as needed).
Taste for salt and serve.
Serving: 1/2 cup, Calories: 114kcal, Carbohydrates: 20g, Protein: 7g, Fat: 3g, Fiber: 6g
Blue Smart Points: 1
Green Smart Points: 3
Purple Smart Points: 1
Points +: 3
Keywords: Under 30 Minutes, Vegetarian Meals