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Quick Cuban Black Beans
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Quick Cuban Black Beans

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Sides
Cuisine: Cuban
Servings: 2 -4
Author: Pam - For the Love of Cooking


  • 1-2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp sweet yellow onion finely diced
  • 2 tbsp green bell pepper finely diced
  • 1 green onion thinly sliced
  • 1 large clove of garlic minced
  • Two dashes of cumin
  • Dash of oregano
  • Cayenne pepper to taste
  • 1 14 oz can of black beans, drained & rinsed
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro


  • Add the olive oil to the saucepan over medium heat.
  • Add the onion, green pepper, and green onion and cook, stirring often, for 2-3 minutes, or until softened.
  • Add the minced garlic, cumin, oregano, and cayenne pepper and cook, stirring constantly for 1 minute.
  • Add the can of rinsed and drained black beans along with the bay leaf, 1 teaspoon of vinegar, and 1/4 cup of water.
  • Cook until boiling then reduce the heat to low and cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
  • Taste and season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste. Add cilantro. Serve. Enjoy!