Black beans (frijoles negros)

  • 900g black beans
  • 4.75L water
  • 240ml plus 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, mashed or chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper, optional
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • 240ml dry red wine
  • 60ml vinegar
1) Wash the beans and soak overnight in the water. When the beans swell, cook in the same water until soft, about 45 mins.

2) Heat 240ml oil in a frying pan, add onions, garlic and green peppers. Add 175g of the cooked beans to the pan and mash.

3) Add this to the beans together with the salt, pepper, if using, oregano, bay leaves and sugar. Allow to boil for a 1 hr then add the wine and vinegar allowing to cook uncovered for a while. Add the remaining 4 tbsp olive oil just before serving.

Rule the Kitchen with More Recipe Faves

Cuban corn
Cuban corn
Time
12
Serves
9
Difficulty
Easy
Cuban beans
Cuban beans
Time
60
Serves
6-8
Difficulty
Easy
Refried Beans
Refried Beans
Time
180
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy
Chilli-Beans
Chilli Beans
Time
255
Serves
12
Difficulty
Easy