This recipe makes a delicious side dish when paired with yellow rice.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat; cook the garlic in the oil 15 seconds. Stir in the onion and green pepper; cook and stir 10 minutes. Pour in the black beans and beer; simmer until thick, about 15 minutes; garnish with cilantro.

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Nutrition Facts

127.6 calories; 4.9 g protein; 15.1 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 283.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2010
This is an excellent quick recipe for black bean soup. I omit the beer just b'cuz I don't like it. Also I'd saute 1/4 to 1/2 lb. chopped bacon in the pan first remove the bacon & saute the veggies in the drippings. This adds an authentic flavor to the recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
04/06/2009
Sofrito is the key to Cuban cooking! This recipe starts out right...Onion,garlic, sauteed in Olive oil is a must!No beer in Cuban beans-instead add cumin,1-2 bay leaves, salt(!!!), pepper, "bijol" if you can find it at your Latin grocer. All of these are to taste- Cuban style cooking (a pinch here or there- a lo cubano). :) Read More
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24 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2010
This is an excellent quick recipe for black bean soup. I omit the beer just b'cuz I don't like it. Also I'd saute 1/4 to 1/2 lb. chopped bacon in the pan first remove the bacon & saute the veggies in the drippings. This adds an authentic flavor to the recipe. Read More
(13)
Rating: 2 stars
04/06/2009
Sofrito is the key to Cuban cooking! This recipe starts out right...Onion,garlic, sauteed in Olive oil is a must!No beer in Cuban beans-instead add cumin,1-2 bay leaves, salt(!!!), pepper, "bijol" if you can find it at your Latin grocer. All of these are to taste- Cuban style cooking (a pinch here or there- a lo cubano). :) Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/16/2008
Did not care for this. Thought it seriously lacked in flavor. I am a huge fan of Cuban food and this did not taste like those black beans found in Cuban restaurants. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/15/2010
This is an excellent quick recipe for black bean soup. I omit the beer just b'cuz I don't like it. Also I'd saute 1/4 to 1/2 lb. chopped bacon in the pan first remove the bacon & saute the veggies in the drippings. This adds an authentic flavor to the recipe. Read More
(13)
Rating: 3 stars
03/03/2009
Good bean recipe. I made it as described except with Yuengling and doubled everything and my family liked it. If making it for myself I would have added some jalapenos or anchos. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/26/2011
Very good! I found that using a little less beer makes it less soupy and more of a side dish. I also added cumin some cayenne and red pepper flakes to give it a little more flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/09/2013
We thought these were really good. They were a bit bland when done cooking but once I added some salt they were perfect. I liked that they were simmered in beer which gave the beans a nice flavor. I cut back on the beer as suggested by another reviewer but I ended up adding in the full amount. I let them simmer over low heat uncovered and they thickened up nicely. When ready to serve I drizzled them with a bit of jalapeno olive oil for an extra kick. These beans would be really good with cumin chili powder or chipotle powder added or even cooked with some diced jalapeño. I will be making these again with some variations here and there. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/10/2008
Good stuff. I used Sam Addams a pretty heavy beer and it turned out great!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/05/2009
This was very good...the flavor was GREAT!!!!! I didnt have the right kind of pepper so I used red pepper flakes and it was wonderful. Parts were a little dry but will surel make this recipe again. I will try not to cook it so long next time. I left it in the crockpot for 9 hours. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/23/2016
I made this for a large event - I used Maya's recommendations and skipped the beer added sofrito cumin and bay leaves. It was excellent with the recommended changes!! Read More
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