The Real Deal Cuban Black Beans

Monika Rosales


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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5 Hr
1 Hr


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

How to Make The Real Deal Cuban Black Beans


  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

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About The Real Deal Cuban Black Beans

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
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