Cuban Black Beans Recipe Team Team Published July 5, 2020

Serve this tasty pepper, onion, and black bean mixture with fresh bread for a vegetarian meal.


How To Make Cuban Black Beans

This spicy yet savory Cuban Black Beans recipe brings Mexican cuisine to your dinner table. Let the perfectly simmered black beans melt in your mouth as the red onions, green, red, and Italian pepper packs a mighty heat right to your taste buds. Ladle this delicious meal on a bed of rice to top it all off!

Preparation Time: 10 mins
Cooking Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 10 mins


  • 1 lb black beans
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp oregano
  • 1 Italian frying pepper, halved
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 large red pepper, diced
  • 1 large green pepper, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • cup white vinegar
  • salt
  • ½ cup red onion , finely chopped, for garnish


  1. In a large stockpot, cover the beans with 2 inches of water.

  2. Add the bay leaf, cumin, oregano, and Italian pepper.

  3. Simmer for 45 minutes until the beans are tender. Then, remove the pepper.

  4. In a pan, sauté the onions, red, and green peppers until translucent.

  5. In a blender, puree the onions, red, and green peppers to make a sofrito.

  6. Using the same pan as the onion, sauté the garlic.

  7. Mix the garlic in the stockpot along with the sofrito, olive oil, sugar, and vinegar. Season with salt.

  8. Continue cooking for 45 minutes until the mixture looks thick.

  9. Garnish with the red onions and serve on a bed of rice. Enjoy your bowl of tasty Cuban black beans!


  • Calcium: 31mg
  • Calories: 114kcal
  • Carbohydrates: 14g
  • Fat: 5g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 235mg
  • Protein: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Sodium: 3mg
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Vitamin A: 492IU
  • Vitamin C: 30mg
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