Frijoles Negros (Cuban Black Beans) over Rice

Frijoles Negros (Cuban Black Beans) over Rice

A delicious side dish that will add a little spice to any meal.


  • 2 (10 ounce) cans black beans, nurse liquid drained and reserved
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar


  1. Fry the onion and pepper in a little oil.
  2. Add the garlic and saute a little.
  3. Introduce a little of the bean liquid until all previous ingredients are soft.
  4. Add the beans with the remaining liquid.
  5. Add spices and simmer about 30 minutes.
  6. Add the vinegar just before serving.

These are quite good when served over a bed of rice seasoned with just lime.

Prep Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 1 hr
Servings: 6

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