Sweet Cuban Black Beans

barbara lentz


I took these to work and everyone loved them.


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24 Hr
2 Hr 30 Min
Stove Top


  • 2 c
    dry black beans
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 1/4 c
    olive oil
  • 1 large
    red bell pepper chopped
  • 1 large
    onion chopped
  • 6 clove
    garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1 c
  • 1/4 c
    sherry wine
  • 1/2
    red onion chopped
  • 1/4 c
    fresh cilantro chopped

How to Make Sweet Cuban Black Beans


  1. Soak beans in salted water to cover 3 inches overnight.
    Drain and place in a large soup pot with bay leaves and fresh water to cover 3 inches. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer and cook until beans are tender about 2 hours.
  2. After an hour and a half heat oil over medium heat and add bell pepper and onion and cook until tender about 7 minutes. Add garlic, oregano, and cumin.
  3. Place mixture in pan with beans and add sugar, sherry, and red onions. Cook another 30 minutes. Salt to taste and add cilantro.

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About Sweet Cuban Black Beans

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Cuban

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