Black beans

    1 day 1 hour 15 min

    Black beans are cooked with onion, green pepper and garlic, seasoned with bay leaves, salt, cumin and oregano. White wine and vinegar give these beans a nice little bite.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 400g dry black beans, soaked overnight
    • 1L cold water, or as needed
    • 1 onion, chopped
    • 1 green pepper, chopped
    • 5 cloves garlic, chopped
    • 2 bay leaves
    • 1 tablespoon salt
    • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
    • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
    • 120ml white cooking wine
    • 60ml distilled white vinegar
    • 60ml olive oil

    Prep:15min  ›  Cook:1hr  ›  Extra time:1day  ›  Ready in:1day1hr15min 

    1. In a medium stockpot, combine soaked beans (see Note), water, onion, green pepper, garlic, bay leaves, salt, cumin and oregano. Bring to the boil over medium-high heat; reduce heat to low. Simmer, covered, until beans are tender, about 1 hour. Stir occasionally and add water as necessary so that the beans don't dry out or scorch.
    2. When beans are tender, stir in wine, vinegar and olive oil.


    If you don't have time to soak the black beans overnight, use the quick-soak method: bring beans and water to the boil. Turn off heat and allow to stand for 1 hour before proceeding with recipe.

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    Had to throw this out because the beans were crunchy and not cooking. I followed the non-soak method but forgot to not add salt. I’ll be buying canned beans from now on, just not worth it trying to cook them.  -  29 Dec 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    I'll make these again. I didn't find this recipe until after my black beans were completely cooked. I sauteed some onion and bell pepper, put in some garlic and cumin, and put all it plus a couple bay leaves in to cooked beans. As the rest of dinner was finished I put in a bit of red wine vinegar but didn't have any cooking wine. I also skipped the additional olive oil, since I sauteed the onion and pepper in it earlier. I look forward to following the recipe from the beginning next time.  -  24 Dec 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yes I made changes to it I didn't add any wine or vinegar and it still taste it great.  -  02 Aug 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)