Frijoles Negros a la Cubana

Raven Higheagle

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@ravenhigheagle

The pressure cooker does a great job of cooking beans quickly, presoaking them for about 4 hours speeds the process even more.


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Rating:

Serves:

Serves 16

Prep:

4 Hr

Cook:

10 Min

Method:

Pressure Cooker

Ingredients

2 lb
dried black beans (soaked for 4 hours in water to cover)
2
ham hocks
4 tsp
olive oil
1/2 c
diced smoked pork or salt pork
1/2
green bell pepper (diced)
1
onion (diced)
1 clove
garlic (minced)
2
bay leaves
1 tsp
ground black pepper
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In a bowl, soak the beans in water to cover by 2 inches for 4 hours. Drain.
2
In a 6-quart pressure cooker, heat olive oil. Add smoked or salted pork and brown.
3
Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic. Cook until onion is translucent and pepper is tender
4
Add ham hock, bay leaf, black pepper, drained beans, and 3 cups water. Lock lid and place cooker over high heat.
5
When regulator rotates, lower heat to medium-high and set timer for 6 minutes.
6
When time is up, release pressure by removing cooker from heat, letting cool 10 minutes, then placing in sink under cold running water
7
Season with salt to taste.

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