Frijoles (Cuban Black Beans)

Cuban Black Beans



½ Capsicum

½ Onion

1 Teaspoon Minced Garlic

2 Teaspoons Ground Cumin

1 Teaspoon Red Wine Vinegar

1 Bay Leaf

½ Vege Stock Cube

1 Cup Water

1 Tin Black Beans (Drained)

Steamed rice


1 cup bread crumbs (optional)


In a blender whizz up the capsicum & onion.

Heat up a tablespoon of oil and add the capsicum mixture, plus garlic to a frying pan. Fry until for a few minutes until this mixture softens.

Add the teaspoon of red wine vinegar and stir to reduce for a minute. Stir in the cumin, then add water and ½ a stock cube.

Drain the beans and add them to the seasoning, then simmer until the liquid reduces into a delicious sauce.

Serve over a bed of steaming white rice, with a dash of lime and chopped crunchy greens or wrap in soft tortillas with a salsa on the side.



Incredible frijoles usually take up to 3 hours to prepare, but you can use this 15 minute version to impress everyone.


Source: Jessie Hume