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Felicia's Slow Cooker Black Beans

Rated as 4.4 out of 5 Stars

"My best friend gave me her recipe for Cuban-style black beans. I made minor tweaks to make them in the slow cooker. Serve with white rice for an authentic Cuban meal."
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12 h 55 m servings 225
Original recipe yields 8 servings


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  1. Soak black beans in 6 to 8 cups of water, 8 hours to overnight.
  2. Drain beans. Place in a saucepan and cover with fresh water; add 2 teaspoons salt and bring to a boil. Cook until nearly tender, about 40 minutes.
  3. Combine remaining salt, onion, bell pepper, tomato sauce, garlic, olive oil, bay leaf, and cumin in a slow cooker. Add black beans and the cooking water.
  4. Mix well and cook on Low until the beans are tender and cooked through, 4 to 6 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 225 calories; 2.6 39.3 12.8 0 912 Full nutrition

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Absolutely fabulous... Best black bean concoction we've done (and we've done several)! Only slight variation: had no bell pepper so used chopped celery & was heavy-handed with cumin. Additionall...

Added a little balsamic vinegar with great success!

Very good traditional Cuban recipe. I would suggest cutting the peppers a little more fine so they do not over power the beans but other than that pretty good.

This was super simple and turned out pretty good. I added more cumin than the recipe called for and am glad I did. It needed the extra flavor. Overall good recipe and one you can change up to su...