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Very Simple Black Beans (Caraotas Negras)
From: Chef PotPie

These beans cook down and creat a thick, rich sauce. Good to serve over rice or arepas. From Cooking Light.

SERVES 6

  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 (15 ounce) cans 50% reduced sodium black beans, undrained

1 teaspoon white wine vinegar

Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion and bell pepper to pan; cook 5 minutes or until tender, stirring occasionally.

Stir in sugar, garlic, black pepper, and cumin; cook 1 minute, stirring constantly.

Stir in 1 cup water and beans; bring to a boil. Partially cover, reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring frequently.

Remove from heat, and stir in vinegar.