"" The Exhausted Mom: Sane Cooking ~ Black Beans (Frijoles Negros)

September 10, 2012

Sane Cooking ~ Black Beans (Frijoles Negros)

So I married a Cuban.  That means I'm kind of Cuban by default, right? 

I try to cook like a Cuban grandmother, but there are so many great recipes that take a lot of frying and many steps.  I would much rather go out and eat them!

Black beans is something that I have grown to love in my married years.  It has taken some perfecting and a lot of asking, but I think I have a good solid recipe for frijoles negros.  

Black Beans (Frijoles Negros)

  • 1 can of black beans (I use whatever is on sale and has a Hispanic name)
  • 2 cloves garlic - minced
  • 1/2 green pepper - chopped
  • 1/2 onion - chopped
  • 1 TBL apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Bay leaves 
  • 1 TBL olive oil
  • Salt & pepper to taste

Heat olive oil in a sauce pan.  Add minced garlic until soft.  Add and saute chopped green peppers and onions until onions are translucent.  This is called a sofrito.  Once these veggies are cooked well, add the beans, vinegar, bay leaves, and salt & pepper.  Simmer on low for about 20-30 minutes (about as long as it takes to cook your white rice).  

What recipe do you follow for black beans?  Yeah, I'm talking to you other Hispanics out there.....
I'm always open to new ways and ideas!!  SHARE!!



  1. I was ready to see the picture of you dressed up as a cuban grandmother for Halloween! Post it!!!!

  2. Mmmm...I'm totally making these now that the weather has cooled down plus my family loves beans! Thanks for the recipe! :)

  3. you cuban wanna-be! where's the italian recipes jk... ;-P

    these beans are really good! i made them and they were a hit with the mojo pork

  4. FINALLY, a black bean recipe!! Can't wait to make these with my cuban pork!!

  5. BTW, how do I make Cuban rice??


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