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Cuban Black Beans

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Cuban Black Beans

Cuban Black Beans

Jessica Braider
Inspired by Cuban-style black beans, this side dish compliments grilled or roasted meats wonderfully.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 4 servings


  • 2 cloves garlic minced, about 1 tsp.
  • 1 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 yellow onion or use red bell pepper, finely diced 1/2 cup
  • 15 oz. reduced-sodium canned black beans (or use any variety)(or use 1 1/2 cups home-cooked beans for every 15 oz. can),
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cumin
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp. black pepper


  • In a medium skillet over medium heat, sauté the garlic in the oil for about 2 minutes.
  • Add the onions or bell peppers and sauté them for 3 - 5 minutes until they are tender.
  • Add the black beans with their liquid, cumin, balsamic vinegar, and pepper, and simmer it, covered, for 5 - 7 minutes, stirring occasionally. (Watch a quick video on making dried beans in the slow cooker or Instant Pot.)


Nutritional Information Per Serving (% based upon daily values): Calories 125, Total Fat: 4g, 6.5%; Saturated Fat: 1g, 3%; Cholesterol: 0mg, 0%; Sodium: 313mg, 13%; Total Carbohydrate: 17g, 6%; Dietary Fiber: 5g, 20%; Sugar: 1g; Protein: 6g
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Keyword 30 Minutes (or less) Meals, All, Dairy-Free, Fall, Gluten-Free, High Fiber, Kid-Friendly, Kosher, Low Fat, Low Sodium, Make-Ahead, No Added Sugar, Nut-Free, Side Dish, Spring, Summer, Super Scramble Express (20 minutes or less total), Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
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