Frijoles (cuban black beans)

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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 until 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.


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

Source: Jessie Hume