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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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
4 hrs 45 mins
additional:
8 hrs
total:
12 hrs 55 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Soak black beans in 6 to 8 cups of water, 8 hours to overnight.

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Mix well and cook on Low until the beans are tender and cooked through, 4 to 6 hours.

Nutrition Facts

225 calories; protein 12.8g 26% DV; carbohydrates 39.3g 13% DV; fat 2.6g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 912.4mg 37% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2019
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. Additionally I did not soak my beans but adhered to the stove recommendation for initial softening followed to the Crock-Pot. Read More
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  • 4 star values: 3
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Rating: 4 stars
07/12/2019
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. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/19/2019
Added a little balsamic vinegar with great success! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/22/2019
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. Additionally I did not soak my beans but adhered to the stove recommendation for initial softening followed to the Crock-Pot. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/27/2019
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 suit your tastes. Read More