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