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If you like beans, you are going to love these. Just enough spices to tempt your taste buds without becoming overpowering.

Great served over steamed rice or as a side dish.

★★★★★ 1 vote
4 to 6 servings
15 Min
6 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


1 lb
dried black beans
1 medium
white onion
1 medium
green bell pepper
4 clove
4 to 6
dried bay leaves
2 or 3 qt
1 tsp
sea salt
1 tsp
coarse ground black pepper
1 or 2 tsp
ground oregano
1 or 2 tsp
ground cumin
2 Tbsp
2 c
sauvignon blanc or other good quality white wine
1 tsp
granulated sugar


1 bunch
green onions
8 oz
queso fresca (mexican goat cheese)
1/2 bunch
fresh cilantro (leaves only)


1Peel and quarter onion and place in food processor

Peel garlic cloves and add to processor

Remove core, seeds and membranes from bell pepper, cut into quarters and add to food processor

Pulse process veggies until medium diced, don't over process
2Place beans in colander or sieve, rinse well, removing any foreign objects.

Transfer to crockpot.

Add 2 to 3 quarts of water until it is about 2" above beans- don't skimp on water, beans will absorb a lot of water.
3Transfer onion mix to beans along with oregano, cumin, and bay leaves. Stir well with wooden spoon to combine.
4Cover and cook on high for 1-1/2 to 2 hours.
5Place wine in small saucepan and simmer for about 5 minutes.
6Add heated wine, vinegar, salt and pepper to beans and blend well with wooden spoon.
7Turn crockpot temperature to low, and continue cooking for 3 to 4 more hours until beans are tender and creamy.
8About 10 minutes before ready to serve, thinly slice green onions including green parts

Remove stems from cilantro and roughly dice leaves.

Set these temporarily in fridge in covered container.
9This is a very soft cheese, so make sure cheese is very cold (even partially frozen is okay) and rough grate.

Set in fridge until ready to use.
10When beans are ready, ladle out into hefty bowls and add garnishments to top.
11These are a wonderful side dish, or even a complete meal. Serve hot.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Cuban
Other Tags: For Kids, Healthy
Hashtags: #Soups, #Cuban