Hi everyone! How are you today? I've got a cold, so I've spent the last week in my bed resting and having dozens of green smoothies. My body was craving them all the time!
Here is the Cuban-style black beans recipe I promised you on Instagram about a hundred years ago. ? It's ready in less than 30 minutes and is so tasty. If you're from Cuba, please excuse me because it's not exactly like the traditional one, but I always change the recipes, using my favorite ingredients and I also make them the simplest I can. Simple food is the best!
You can make big batches of this amazing stew because it freezes so well. Then reheat it in a large pot, add some water, try it and add more salt if needed. I love my beans with rice, so I always make some brown or basmati rice when I make this recipe.
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- You can use canned black beans or dried black beans and cook them (it's what we usually do). If you prefer to cook them, just soak 1 cup of dried black beans (190 g) in a bowl with water overnight. Then strain the beans and place them in a large pot with some water. Bring it to a boil and cook over medium high heat until they're ready.
- If you cook the beans, add one or two bay leaves, they will taste amazing!
- We use cayenne powder because we try to cook without oil and is easier for us to use it. When we consumed oil, we usually used some fresh or dried chili, chopped it and cooked it with some extra virgin olive oil to enhance the flavor.
- Feel free to use any type of chili.
- If you can't find black beans, use pinto or kidney beans instead.
- Any other vinegar will work as well, but we love apple cider vinegar and we use it in many of our recipes.
Cuban Style Black Beans
- 2 and ½ cups canned or cooked black beans
- ½ cup water
- 2 cloves of garlic
- ½ chopped onion
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
- Cayenne powder to taste
- Black pepper to taste
- Place ½ cup of the beans (86 g) in a blender. Add the water, cloves of garlic and chopped onion and blend until smooth.
- Place the rest of the ingredients in a large pot and the mixture you've just blended.
- Bring it to a boil and then cook over medium heat for about 10 to 15 minutes. If the stew is too dry, add more water.
- We added some chopped red bell pepper and cilantro for garnish.
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