Quick Cuban Black Beans

Juliann Esquivel Recipe

By Juliann Esquivel Juliann

4 to 6
15 Min
15 Min

In a hurry? These beans will be done in 30 minutes. They will taste as if you been cooking them all day. When you don't have time to make the classic Cuban Black beans which take about four to six hours. Here is my recipe made with canned black beans. I prefected it one afternoon when in a pinch for time. They tasted almost as good as my six hour recipe Enjoy

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2 can(s)
seasoned kirby or goya black beans
1/2 large
fresh green sweet pepper diced small
1/2 large
fresh vidalia or white onion diced small
3 clove
fresh garlic smashed or mashed
1/4 c
olive oil, light
2 tsp
wine vinegar
1/2 tsp
3 Tbsp
white cooking wine
1 medium
bay leaf
1/2 tsp
oregano, dried
1/2 tsp
ground cumin
12 small
green olives stuffed with pimentos
1/4 tsp
1/4 tsp
black pepper
1/2 tsp
adobe goya brand powder
1/2 c
1 small
can goya or iberia roasted red pimentos cut in strips garnish

Directions Step-By-Step

We will make a Sofrito first. It is made in almost all of Spanish,Cuban or Puerto Rican cooking.
Heat oil in a deep pot. Add onion, green pepper, garlic, and olives saute about 5 minutes until onion and green peppers are limp.
Next to your sofrito add vinegar, wine, sugar, bay leaf, oregano, cumin, salt, black pepper and adobe seasoning. Stir well and continue to cook five more minutes.
Next open cans of black beans and add to the sofrito with 1/2 cup water. Cover and Simmer for five more minutes on medium flame. Serve on top of white rice with strips of red pimentos prppers on top of beans as a garnish. You may adjust easonings to your taste salt and pepper before serving. "Buen Provecho" Enjoy
The above picture shows my wings from another recipe that I have posted. The picture is just an example of how you can serve your black beans usually on top of white rice. Enjoy

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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Trina Alaniz bagma
Aug 15, 2010
Juliann, OMG, OMG I just wanted to let you know that I took your advise and made a Cuban dinner last nite for the first time in my life. I invited my favorite neighbors and made your black beans, fluffy white rice (jasmine) and chicken mojo. It was so goooo-d. We loved it! rest assured that I will be making this again and again. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful recipes. a big hug to you.
Juliann Esquivel Juliann
Aug 15, 2010
Hi Trina! I am so glad you liked my recipes. My husband is Cuban and his mother taught me to cook Cuban foods right after I married. I did not know a thing about Cuban food. Well After 44 years I think I have become pretty good at it. If you need any help just send me an e-mail. Un abrazo y Bendiciones
Trina Alaniz bagma
Aug 17, 2010
Thank you Juliann, I will take you up on that e-mail offer. Trina
R C rosycalvin
Feb 22, 2011
Juliann, WOW, your black bens are pretty good. I made this particular recipe and it was fun and quick! Thank you!
Juliann Esquivel Juliann
Feb 23, 2011
Hi Rosy! How are you ! So glad you liked this recipe. It is realy fast and comes in handy when you don't feel like cooking a big pot of beans or being in the kitchen all day. Believe it or not sometimes I just want to chill out with my family instead of being in the kitchen all day. That, however, does not happen often as I really do love to cook. LOL
Trina Alaniz bagma
Apr 13, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
Ansonia Bowe sojo31503
Mar 28, 2012
Rosy, This is so easy and quick. My husband keep telling me how much he loved those black beans --- this recipe is a keeper in our house.
Juliann Esquivel Juliann
Mar 28, 2012
Hi Ansonia! So glad to hear you and your hubby liked my recipe but I think you have me confused with Rosy. My name is Juliann. These quick black beans are fast and really good. Great for when in a pinch for time. LOL