Cuban Black Beans


Serve these flavorful black beans over rice, as a sauce for pasta, or with a good loaf of bread.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Additional Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
9 hrs 50 mins


  • 1 pound black beans, washed

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 red bell pepper, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 ½ teaspoons paprika

  • 1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • 2 minced hot green chile peppers

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar

  • salt to taste

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, cover beans in water and soak overnight.

  2. Rinse beans and transfer to a large stock pot. Add onion, red and green bell peppers, bay leaves, paprika, cumin, oregano, chile peppers, and enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.

  3. Test beans for tenderness; when tender add garlic and balsamic vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

296 Calories
2g Fat
56g Carbs
18g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 296
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 56g 20%
Dietary Fiber 13g 48%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 18g
Vitamin C 80mg 402%
Calcium 127mg 10%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 1326mg 28%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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