Black Beans


Black bean stew to serve with rice and your desired meat dish. Makes large servings.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Additional Time:
1 day
Total Time:
1 day 1 hrs 15 mins
12 servings


  • 2 cups dry black beans, soaked overnight

  • 1 quart cold water, or as needed

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped

  • 5 cloves garlic, chopped

  • 2 bay leaves

  • 1 tablespoon salt

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano

  • ½ cup white cooking wine

  • ¼ cup distilled white vinegar

  • ¼ cup olive oil


  1. In a medium stockpot, combine soaked beans (see Editor's Note), water, onion, green pepper, garlic, bay leaves, salt, cumin and oregano. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, until beans are tender, about 1 hour. Stir occasionally and add water as necessary so that the beans don't dry out or scorch.

  2. When beans are tender, stir in wine, vinegar, and olive oil.

Editor's Note:

If you don't have time to soak the black beans overnight, use the quick-soak method: bring beans and water to a boil. Turn off heat and allow to stand for 1 hour before proceeding with recipe.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

158 Calories
5g Fat
20g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 158
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 784mg 34%
Total Carbohydrate 20g 7%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 9mg 43%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 327mg 7%

* 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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