Frijoles (Cuban Black Beans)

Recipe by Jessie HumeCourse: MainsCuisine: Mexican, AmericanDifficulty: Easy


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  • Oil

  • ½ Capsicum

  • ½ Onion

  • 1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic

  • 2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin

  • 1 Teaspoon Red Wine Vinegar

  • 1 Bay Leaf

  • ½ Vege Stock Cube

  • 1 Cup Water

  • 1 Tin Black Beans (Drained)

  • Steamed rice


  • In a blender whizz up the capsicum & onion.
  • Heat up a tablespoon of oil and add the capsicum mixture, plus garlic to a frying pan. Fry for a few minutes until this mixture softens.
  • Add the teaspoon of red wine vinegar and stir to reduce for a minute. Stir in the cumin, then add water and ½ a stock cube.
  • Drain the beans and add them to the seasoning, then simmer until the liquid reduces into a delicious sauce.
  • Serve over a bed of steaming white rice, with a dash of lime and chopped crunchy greens or wrap in soft tortillas with a salsa on the side.
  • Serves 1-2


  • Incredible frijoles usually take up to 3 hours to prepare, but you can use this 15 minute version to impress everyone.

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