Cuban Style Black Turtle Beans

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1hour50min


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Black turtle beans are simmered with spices and vegetables and finished with a splash of balsamic vinegar. Serve with white rice.

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Ingredients
Serves: 6 

  • 500g black turtle beans, washed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 red capsicum, chopped
  • 1 green capsicum, chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 2 minced green chillies
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Directions
Preparation:20min  ›  Cook:1hour30min  ›  Ready in:1hour50min 

  1. In a large bowl, soak beans in water to cover overnight.
  2. Rinse beans, and transfer to a large stockpot. Add onion, capsicum, bay leaves, paprika, cumin, oregano and chillies, along with water to cover. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Test beans for tenderness, and when tender add garlic and balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Note:

Black turtle beans, or simply 'black beans' for short, are especially common in Latin American cuisine. High in fibre and packed with nutrients, they're a healthy addition to any dish. If you want to save some time, use tinned black beans instead of dried.

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Reviews (1)

DelphineBosquet
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This is a great vegetarian recipe! It is healthy and nutritious. No oil and so tasty. Everyone in the family loved it, my 12-year-old boy as well as my partner were pleasantly surprised. I am making my second batch tonight and added a some celery in it. We have lots of celery going floppy in the fridge. - 06 Oct 2015

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