Caraotas Negras Recipe

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Caraotas Negras

Vicki Butts (lazyme)

By
@lazyme5909

From "The Book Of Latin American Cooking" by Elisabeth Lamber Ortiz.


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Serves:

4

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

2 Hr 40 Min

Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 c
black beans
3 Tbsp
olive oil
1 medium
onion, finely chopped
1
red bell pepper or 2 pimientos, seeded and chopped
4
garlic cloves
1 tsp
ground cumin
1 Tbsp
sugar
salt

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Wash and pick over the beans. Put the beans to soak for 2 to 4 hours in a saucepan in enough cold water to cover by 2 inches.
2
Add enough water to cover the beans by 1 inch as they will have absorbed much of the soaking water. Bring to a boil, cover, and cook until the beans are tender, about 2 hours.
3
In a skillet heat the oil and sauté the onion and bell pepper until both are soft. Add the garlic, cumin, sugar, and the pimientos, if using instead of bell pepper. Sauté for a minute or two, then stir into the beans.
4
Season with salt to taste, and cook, partially covered, over low heat for 1/2 hour longer.
5
The beans will be quite dry.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Latin American