Recipe courtesy of Tiffani Thiessen
Episode: Fiesta Night
Cuban-Style Black Beans
Total:
5 hr 5 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
5 hr 5 min
Active:
5 min
Yield:
8 to 10 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried black beans
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda 
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons olive oil 
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin 
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano 
  • 1 teaspoon sugar 
  • 1 teaspoon white vinegar 
  • Ten to fifteen 3-inch cilantro stems, tied in a bundle 
  • 3 bay leaves 
  • 1 onion, diced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Soak the beans with the baking soda in 10 cups of water for about 3 hours. Rinse and drain.

Add the beans to a Dutch oven and add 10 cups fresh water, along with the olive oil, cumin, oregano, sugar, vinegar, cilantro stems, bay leaves and onion. Simmer until the beans are soft, about 2 hours. Add 2 teaspoons of salt (or more to taste) and freshly ground black pepper to taste.

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