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Cuban Black Beans

Cuban style Black Beans -- a flavorful and mildly spiced dish.
Author: Pavani
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Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 20 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: cuban
Servings: 46 serving


  • 1 cup Black Beans
  • 2 Onion Medium , quarterd and finely chopped
  • 2 1 quartered and 1 Peppers small Green , finely chopped
  • 4 cloves Garlic - 2 cloves left whole and the other 2 finely minced
  • 1 Bay leaf
  • 1 tsp Cumin Ground , divided
  • ½ tsp Apple cider Vinegar
  • to taste Salt Pepper &


  • Soak the beans for at least 10~12 hours or overnight.
  • Now cook the beans along with the quartered onion, green pepper, 2 slit garlic cloves, ½tsp ground cumin, salt and pepper. Add water to reach 1" about the beans line. Bring the mixture to a boil, lower the heat and simmer for 1½~2hours or until the beans are very tender. Alternately beans can be pressure cooked until tender, for about 8~10 minutes. Then proceed with the recipe as mentioned below.
  • Remove the onions and peppers and grind them to a paste and add it back to the black beans and keep simmering.
  • Heat 2tbsp olive oil in a saucepan, add bay leaf, the remaining 2 finely minced garlic, finely chopped onion and green pepper. Cook till the onions are turning lightly brown and the peppers are tender.
  • Add the cooked onion mixture to the black beans along with apple cider vinegar, remaining ground cumin, salt and pepper. Cook for 10~15 minutes for the flavors to mingle, beans are tender and the broth gets nice and thick. Serve hot with some Cuban bread.


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