The Real Deal Cuban Black Beans

Monika Rosales

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@THEDEVOTEDCOOK

What can I say, my mom makes THE best black beans... For years I have tried to perfect her beans, this may be as close to perfection as it gets...she approved!!!I love my mom, Olivia


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Serves:

4-6

Prep:

5 Hr

Cook:

1 Hr

Ingredients

1-14oz pkg
dry black beans
5 c
water
1 large
green pepper
1 small
onion
3 clove
garlic
1
bay leaf
1/2 tsp
cumin powder
1 small
oregano leaf or 1/2 teaspoon of dried
1 tsp
sugar
1 tsp
vinegar
1 slice
tocino ( salted pork)
1/2 tsp
salt (adjust to taste)
1 small jar(s)
roasted red peppers
2 Tbsp
olive oil

Directions Step-By-Step

1
This recipe requires a pressure cooker, however you can make without one...just need to cook a lot longer.
2
place the package of black beans in the pressure cooker, cover with the 5 cups of water, let soak at least 5 hours
3
after the soaking, bring to boil, cut the whole pepper in half and clean out the inside, put in the pressure cooker along with the bay leaf.
pressure cook for about 20-30 mins.
4
in the meantime... you are going to make a "sofrito"
2 tablespoons of olive oil,finely diced onion, cut up "tocino" (salted pork) and garlic...
5
after pressure is released, open and add the "sofrito" to the soften beans...continue boiling at a gentle boil..add the oregano, cumin, salt, sugar, vinegar, roasted red peppers...simmer about an hour, stirring occasionally as to not stick at the bottom.
Should be nice and thickened...Yum

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
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