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Cuban Style Black Beans

Cuban Black Beans are simply delicious. Unassuming and easy to make, these beans are a great addition to any meal.  
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Course Side Dish, Soup
Cuisine Cuban
Servings 16 servings


  • Pressure Cooker


  • ½ cup green bell pepper chopped
  • ½ cup yellow onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lbs dry black beans sorted and rinsed
  • 8 cups water
  • 2 bay leaves
  • salt to taste
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp onion powder
  • 2 tsp ground oregano
  • 1 tsp cumin


  • Place black beans and water in the pot of a 6-quart pressure cooker. Place the lid of the pressure cooker on the pot, locking it in place and adjusting the pressure valve according to manufactures instructions. Once pressurized, cook for 30 minutes.
  • While the beans are cooking, heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. Once the oil is shimmering, add the green bell pepper, onion and garlic and sauté until soft and translucent.
  • Once the 30 minutes has passed, allow the pressure cooker to depressurize. Add the cooked onions, bell pepper, garlic, and remaining spices to the pot. Bring to a simmer. Continue to cook the beans on low for an additional 30 minutes, until the liquid has reduced and the sauce has thickened. Serve over cooked white rice.
Keyword Beans, Black Beans, Soup