Black beans (frijoles negros)

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Ingredients

  • 900g black beans
  • 4.75L water
  • 240ml plus 4 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 large onion, Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped
  • 8 garlic cloves, Technique: Mash Crushing one or more ingredients to create a uniform purée that still has some body. You can mash using a mash and purée kit fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please mashed or Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped
  • 1 green pepper, Technique: Chop To cut large ingredients or dishes into smaller chunks using a sharp knife. You can chop using a serrated blade fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please chopped
  • 8 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pepper, optional
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 50g granulated sugar
  • 240ml dry red wine
  • 60ml vinegar

Use imperial measurements

Method

How to make Black beans (frijoles negros)

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 Technique: Mash Crushing one or more ingredients to create a uniform purée that still has some body. You can mash using a mash and purée kit fitted inside your food processor. I know this Teach me, please 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.