Best Black Beans

One of our favorite restaurants in a locally owned Cuban restaurant. We seldom make Cuban or Mexican food at home as it is just so easy to go and pick up. However, we have found a couple favorite meals which we do create at home. Black beans are a great side for these dinners – a nice complex carb rich in fiber. We found a recipe at All Recipes that Mike was able to make his own. The girls have enjoyed them by themselves or served over white rice. Enjoy…
black beans

Best Black Beans


  • 1 (16 ounce) can black beans  (I found the organic Black Beans are 19 carbs for 1/2 cup)
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1/4 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon tabassco
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  1. In medium saucepan combine, beans, onion, green pepper, and garlic and bring to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat to a medium-low.  Season with cilantro, cayenne, tabassco, and salt.  Simmer for about 45 – 60 minutes.


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