Frijoles Negros Cubanos
Frijoles Negros Cubanos

Frijoles Negros Cubanos

Cuban Black Beans

  • 1 bolsa de frijoles negros (bag of black beans, 16oz)
  • 1 cebolla picada (diced yellow onion)
  • 1 pimiento verde cortado en cubitos (green bell pepper sliced, then cubed)
  • 1 hora de laurel (bay leaf)
  • 1/2 cucharadita de comino (1/2 tsp cumin seed or 1/4 tsp ground cumin)
  • 4 dientes de ajo picados (garlic cloves minced)
  • 6 tazas de aqua (cups of water)
  • 1/4 taza de de vinagre de manzana (1/4 c. apple cider vinegar) 
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher Salt 
  • Pepper
  1. Soak frijoles overnight with a teaspoon of salt, then drain
  2. Sauté onions and pepper with 1 Tbsp of olive oil until soft 
  3. Add garlic, bay leaf, and cumin, then sauté until aromatic
  4. Combine all ingredients into a pressure cooker 
  5. Add fresh water, 1 Tbsp of olive oil, and 1 Tbsp of salt
  6. Pressure cook on high for 10 mins, followed by a 15 mins natural release
  7. Remove 1 cup of beans and blend, then add back to the pot to thicken
  8. Add apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper to taste


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