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Cuban Black Beans recipe


Black beans are probably one of the most common staples of Cuban cooking. They are an integral part of Moros y Cristianos, the classic black beans and rice dish prepared in just about any Cuban home.

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  • Ingredients:
  • 1 pound dried black beans
  • 4 cups of water
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
  • 1/4 pound salt pork, chopped
  • 1 pound smoked ham hocks, cut in 1 inch pieces
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 3 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 4 cups chicken stock
  • 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 200mins
Adapted from


Step 1


Place black beans and water in large stock pot. Cover and boil two minutes. Turn off heat and let stand covered for 1 hour.

Remove the lid and add the rest of the ingredients, except the vinegar, salt and pepper. There should be enough water to just cover the beans, so if necessary add a bit of water. Cover and simmer until the beans are tender, about 2 hours. Take out the hocks and remove the bones. Return the meat to the pot. Add the vinegar, salt and pepper. Simmer long enough to heat the vinegar.


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