Don’t Tell Mom about My Cuban Black Bean Recipe!
This Cuban Black Bean recipe is special.
Even my handsome, black bean-hating husband loves it! (And, it’s a good thing too as this Cuban Black Bean recipe makes a big pot of beans! OK, I’m getting ahead of myself.)
Black beans, prepared this unique way, are savory and delicious. They get their tantalizing flavor from an unusual combination of cider vinegar, sherry and olive oil. Of course, this recipe has more ingredients. But, I believe that this dish’s unique flavor is likely due to these three ingredients.
Folks, this recipe is truly delectable!
My dad would have loved black beans prepared this way! He raved about my mom’s black beans but this recipe is even better than hers. (please don’t tell mom!)
Growing up in West Texas, my mom made black beans several times a week. They were usually served on top of steaming, long-grain white rice. But, sometimes we had them as a soup or as a complete meal along with platanos verdes (plantains). We never grew tired of eating them!
But, I do have a confession to make.
And, I might as well get it out in the open before we go any further.
I USED CANNED BLACK BEANS IN THIS RECIPE! Gasp!
Canned black beans are so much easier than starting from scratch! OK, I am feeling better now.
My Cuban mother would not have approved.
But, I hope you understand that this Crafty Cubanita has lovingly embraced all types of modern conveniences. And, canned black beans and can openers are two of my all-time favorites!
Of course, if you are a traditionalist, you can pressure cook your beans or stand over a hot stove and watch beans boil. I won’t hate you for it! (Or I suppose that you could use a “one pot”. I heard that the one pot cooks beans amazingly well. But, since I don’t own one yet, canned beans will have to do!)
One last comment, this Cuban black bean recipe can easily be made into a soup. Just add more chicken broth to the recipe. It’s that simple.
Black beans prepared the Cuban way are sumptuous and easy! But, don’t take my word for it. Try my Cuban Black Bean recipe and you’ll quickly understand why it’s such a favorite recipe of mine!
Thanks for visiting me today!
And, if you enjoy Cuban cuisine, you probably would like my Cuban Paella Salad. This Paella Salad is wonderful to serve your family and guests on a hot, summer evening!