Quick Cuban Black Beans

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Serves: 4 to 6
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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 sugar
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 salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp adobe goya brand powder
1/2 c water
1 small can goya or iberia roasted red pimentos cut in strips garnish

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Juliann Esquivel Recipe
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Key Largo, FL (pop. 44,216)
Member Since Jun 2010
Juliann's notes for this recipe:
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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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

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user 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.
user 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
user Trina Alaniz bagma - Aug 17, 2010
Thank you Juliann, I will take you up on that e-mail offer. Trina
user 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!
user 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

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