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Easy Cuban-Style Black Beans

Making use of canned black beans makes these Easy Cuban-Style Black Beans quick and easy enough to prepare any night of the week. The traditional flavors are there in a dish that is ready in under 30 minutes!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Cuban, Latin
Servings: 6
Calories: 388kcal


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup diced white or yellow onion
  • 1 small green bell pepper , seeded and diced
  • 1 jalapeno , seeded and diced
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 45 ounces black beans, drained (3 15-ounce cans)
  • 3/4 cup low-sodium chicken or vegetable broth
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • freshly ground black pepper , to taste
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar


  • Heat oil in heavy 12-inch skillet over MEDIUM heat. Add onion, bell pepper, jalapeno, and garlic and cook, stirring, until vegetables begin to soften, approximately 5 to 6 minutes. Add the beans, broth, oregano, cumin, salt, pepper, vinegar, and sugar and simmer until mixture thickens and flavors blend, stirring occasionally, about 15 minutes.


Calories: 388kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 20g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 208mg | Potassium: 868mg | Fiber: 20g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 123IU | Vitamin C: 21mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 5mg