Cuban Black Beans

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    1 hour 50 min

    Try this hearty and fragrant combination of black beans, spices, a splash of balsamic vinegar and vegetables. Great with plain rice or even on a jacket potato.


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    Ingredients
    Serves: 6 

    • 1 (500g) pack dried black turtle beans, washed
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 red pepper, chopped
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
    • 2 minced green or Scotch bonnet chillies
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

    Method
    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:1hr30min  ›  Ready in:1hr50min 

    1. In a large bowl, soak beans in water to cover overnight.
    2. Rinse beans, and transfer to a large stockpot. Add onion, peppers, bay leaves, paprika, cumin, oregano and chillies, along with water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
    3. Test beans for tenderness, and when tender add garlic and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

    Note:

    Black turtle beans, or simply 'black beans' for short, are especially common in Latin American cuisine. High in fibre and packed with nutrients, they're a healthy addition to any dish. If you want to save some time, use tinned black beans instead of dried.

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