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Easy Cuban Black Beans Recipe

  • One Pot/Pan
  • Spicy

You won't believe there is no meat in this dish!

  • 60 minutes
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



This Easy Cuban Black Beans Recipe is my all time favorite way to serve black beans. This dish is vegan / vegetarian and will have you not missing the meat in this recipe whatsoever.

Looking for another excellent black bean recipe? Try my Cilantro Lime Rice with Black Beans

Easy Cuban Black Beans Recipe

We eat these Easy Cuban Black Beans Recipe weekly in my house and serve them with jasmine rice fresh cilantro and limes. 

If you have never had this dish before then I encourage you to give it a try because it’s super delicious and not to mention a healthy meal the whole family will enjoy!

I also love that they are packed full of protein, which really makes for a satisfying meal. 

Easy Cuban Black Beans Recipe

In Cajun and Creole cuisine the hearty black bean has become a staple food and I can see why. 

It’s meaty and jam packed with nutrients.

When cooked right these black beans have a meaty flavor, making them a very popular bean in the vegan/vegetarian community.

Easy Cuban Black Beans Recipe

If I have enough time, I prefer to use uncooked black beans for this recipe.

So I will soak my beans overnight to ensure they cook properly the next day.

To soak black beans you will want to cover them in about 10 inches or more of water overnight and place them in the fridge to ensure they don’t ferment.

However soaking the beans is not necessary since you can always purchase pre cooked canned beans which work just as good. 

If you are soaking the beans overnight like I do, just make sure to rinse them several times before soaking.

This is because you are going to want to use that bean water in the cooking process.

Easy Cuban Black Beans Recipe

Serve with some chopped fresh tomato and avocado and make sure to sprinkle generously with salt before serving.

This recipe is definitely something your going to want to add to your recipe book 🙂

Easy Cuban Black Beans Recipe

Notes: If soaking uncooked beans overnight, be sure to place them in the fridge otherwise they may ferment on the counter and have to be discarded.

Looking to use dry beans vs canned? Here is a quick Conversion chart

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Easy Cuban Black Beans Recipe

Easy Cuban Black Beans Recipe

Yield: 4
Cook Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 1 hour

You won't believe there is no meat in here!


  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 540 mL dry Black Beans
  • 1 Green Pepper
  • 1 Onion
  • 2 adobo Chipotles in adobo sauce
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 Lime
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Cumin
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper


  • chopped finely Avocado
  • chopped finely Garden tomato
  • 1 tbsp Cilantro
  • 2 cups White rice


  1. In a large pot add 2 tbsp of olive oil and the quartered onion and green pepper. Over low - medium heat add in the crushed garlic and saute for a couple minutes till fragrant.
  2. Pour in the black beans and the liquid that remains from soaking them overnight, otherwise add the liquid from the canned beans. Cover the beans with at least 6 inches of water for uncooked black beans and 3 inches for canned. Add in all the seasoning sand chopped adobo peppers at this time as well.
  3. Simmer on low - heat for one hour the uncooked black beans till tender or 30 minutes for the canned beans.
  4. Once the liquid has near evaporated and the beans are tender there done. Keep an eye on them since you may need to add more liquid if there not fully cooked.
  5. Meanwhile, chop the tomato and avocado and cilantro season the avocado and tomato with salt and set aside.
  6. Once the beans have cooked fully, remove the onion but keep the green pepper for serving. Plate up with your favorite white rice and drizzle the juice from one lime over the beans. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 674Total Fat: 17gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 745mgCarbohydrates: 107gFiber: 23gSugar: 6gProtein: 29g

These calculations are based off Nutritionix

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