Black Beans Recipe

Black Beans Meal


This is a very filling meal as well as being low in sodium. We learned it from our Cuban friends in Miami.

Yield: 2 servings


  • 12 oz. dry black beans, soaked overnight
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 gloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of cooking (white) wine
  • 1/4 cup of distilled vinegar
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin
  • 1 teaspoon of oregano
  • 1 teaspoon of complete seasoning
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper


  1. Fill 2/3 of a medium-size stockpot with water and boil it. Make sure the water does not overflow when you put beans in.
  2. When the water is boiled up, add the beans and boil them until the beans are tender.
  3. Add water when necessary to prevent beans from burning. Cooking time for beans varies a lot.
  4. When beans are cooked, drain the water and set the beans aside.
  5. Heat olive oil in a saucepan.
  6. When the oil is warm, add onions and cook them until they soften.
  7. Add the green pepper and cook until the pepper softens.
  8. Add beans, garlic, vinegar, white wine, bay leaves, and all the spices (cumin, oregano, complete seasoning, black pepper, and cayenne pepper).
  9. Cover the lid and cook the mixture for 10-15 minutes in medium heat.
  10. Serve it hot and enjoy!