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Fast and delicate Cuban style black beans

These are my favorite Cuban style beans when I want a quick canned bean side dish with rice and steak, pernil, pollo, etc.

Cuban style black beans

Get your Latin groove on with these Cuban-inspired black beans loaded with mucho sabor (lots of flavor)! Easy to make and ready in 20 minutes, but don’t let that fool you, these beans have a lot of flavor. Healthy, high in fiber, vegetarian, gluten-free, inexpensive and delicious!

I love combining Latin American dishes from different Central and South American countries to create dishes with Latin American fusion. Try this with some of my Latin American favorites like coriander and lime rice, barbacoa beef, sweet barbacoa pork, slow cooked pork Mexican carnitas, slow cooked pernil, and pollo sabroso to name a few.

This is my recipe for busy weekdays when I don’t have time to make beans from dried beans. Tommy loves them, so I do them a lot.

Get your Latin groove on with these Cuban-inspired black beans loaded with mucho sabor (lots of flavor)!  Easy to make and ready in twenty minutes, but don't let that fool you, these beans have a lot of flavor.  Low in fat, super rich in fiber, vegan, gluten-free, inexpensive and delicious!

Fast Cuban style black beans

114 Cals
7th protein
20th carbohydrates
3 Fats

Preparation time: 5 min

Cooking time: 20th min

Total time: 25th min

These are my favorite Cuban style beans when I want a quick canned bean side dish with rice and steak, pernil, chicken, and more.
2 TL olive oil1/2 onion2 Cloves garlic2 spring onions2 tablespoon Red pepper3 tablespoon corianderfifteen oz Can of black beans, do not drain (I prefer Goya)1/2 Cup water, or more if necessary1 Bay leafa few pinches of cumin, tasteprize oregano1 TL Red wine vinegarSalt and black pepper to taste

Chop the onion, garlic, spring onions, bell pepper, and coriander in a mini chopper of a food processor.

Put the oil in a medium saucepan over medium heat.

Put the vegetables in the pot and fry them for approx. 3 minutes until soft.

Add beans, water, bay leaf, cumin, oregano, red wine vinegar, salt and black pepper and bring to a boil.

Reduce the heat and cover, simmer for about 15 minutes, stirring occasionally (adjust the water as needed).

Taste like salt and serve.

Portion: 1/ 2 cup, Calories: 114kcal, Carbohydrates: 20thG, Protein: 7thG, Fat: 3G, Fiber: 6thG

Blue Smart Points: 1

Green Smart Points: 3

Purple Smart Points: 1

Points +: 3

Keywords: Vegetarian meals under 30 minutes

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