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!!