Cuban-style Black Beans & Rice

9 reviews, 4.2 star(s). 89% would make again

Ready in 6 hours

Cubans love black beans and rice. They flavor it with onion, garlic, lime and other spices. It simmers for several hours in a slow cooker to blend the flavors together and then usually served alongside Cuban-style rice.


1 1/2 cups Black beans; dry
28 ounce Chicken broth
1 cup Onion; chopped
2 Bay leaf
2 Jalapeno peppers; seeded, finely chopped
4 cloves Garlic; minced
2 teaspoon Ground cumin
2 teaspoon Lime peel; finely shredded
3/4 teaspoon Salt
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
3 cups Brown rice; cooked
Cilantro sprigs
Jalapeno pepper slices
Lime wedges
Juice from 1/2 lime

Original recipe makes 5



1. Rinse beans. In a large saucepan, combine beans and 4 cups water. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain and rinse beans.

2. Place beans in a 3 1/2 to 4 quart slow cooker. Add broth, onion, bay leaves, jalapeno peppers, garlic, cumin, lime peel, lime juice, salt and black pepper. Cover; cook on low heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high heat setting for 5 to 6 hours. Remove bay leaves. Mash beans slightly.

3. Serve beans with hot cooked Cuban-style rice. If desired, garnish with cilantro and serve with jalapeno pepper slices and lime wedges.

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I wanted black beans and rice but didn't want to cook all day, so I substituted canned beans. It was excellent - I can only imagine how good the real thing will be! My picky wife loved it too. I'll try this again - the right way - when I have a little more time.whe
mikhof02 7m ago

Really good and super-easy.
IsaP 2y ago

This isn't remotely close to how you make Cuban frijoles negros.
Liacosta 2y ago

Excellent! My Cuban kids loved it... Their grandma used to make it for them, mixed with rice-'congri'? And it reminded them of her recipe thanks and I will definatley be making it again!!! :)
Jaxlin19 3y ago

Erincpeters 3y ago

Delicious! My kids enjoyed it and they are picky!!! Serve over white rice, mmmm!
mimiskitchen5 3y ago

Tastes great but the beans never quite softened. For those of you in latitudes that have a hard time using dried beans in a crockpot, I'd add the step of over night soaking to the beginning of the recipe.
susanwillowarnold 3y ago

Good recipe. I served this over white rice.
littlemissriya 4y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
CookingPassion 6y ago

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