Black Beans (Frijoles Negros)

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 14 hr 40 min
  • Prep: 25 min
  • Inactive: 12 hr
  • Cook: 2 hr 15 min
  • Yield: 20 servings
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Ingredients

2 pounds black beans

20 cups water

1 cup plus 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided

1 large onion, chopped

8 garlic cloves, mashed or chopped

1 green bell pepper, chopped

8 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper, optional

1 teaspoon dried oregano

2 bay leaves

4 tablespoons sugar

1 cup dry red wine

4 tablespoons vinegar

Directions

  1. Wash the beans and soak overnight in the water. When the beans swell, cook in the same water until soft, about 45 minutes. Heat 1 cup oil in a frying pan, add onions, garlic and green peppers. Add 1 cup of the beans to the pan and mash. Add this to the beans together with the salt, pepper, if using, oregano, bay leaves and sugar. Allow to boil for a 1 hour then add the wine and vinegar allowing to cook uncovered for a while. Add the 4 remaining tablespoons olive oil just before serving.

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