Cuban Black Beans In Habanero Sofrito Recipe

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Cuban Black Beans In Habanero Sofrito
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  1. Place soaked, drained Beans and Epazote in a pot with 2 Qts of Water and partially cover. Bring to a boil, lower heat slightly and cook for 1 1/2 - 2 hrs. or until beans are almost done.
  2. Heat oil over medium high heat in a heavy sauce pan. Add Onions, Green Peppers, Chiles and sauté until softened. Add Oregano, Cumin and Bay Leaf. Saute for 2 minutes more.
  3. Add Sofrito to the Black Beans. Partially cover and simmer 30 minutes longer.
  4. Stir in Tomatoes, Vinegar and Sherry and season with Salt. Crush some of the beans to release their starch and add body to the liquid Cook uncovered for an additional 10 – 15 minutes. Adjust seasoning before serving.
  5. Serve over yellow (traditional) or white rice and top with chopped scallions or white onion. Garnish with Limes and Cilantro Leaves.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 373.7 Kcal (1565 kJ)
Calories from fat 82.76 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9.2g 14%
Cholesterol 23.33mg 8%
Sodium 6.96mg 0%
Potassium 1217.96mg 26%
Total Carbs 51.98g 17%
Sugars 3.53g 14%
Dietary Fiber 13.07g 52%
Protein 21.17g 42%
Vitamin C 24.8mg 41%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 16%
Iron 12.8mg 71%
Calcium 110.2mg 11%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 247.31 Kcal (1035 kJ)
Calories from fat 54.77 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6.09g 14%
Cholesterol 15.44mg 8%
Sodium 4.61mg 0%
Potassium 806.04mg 26%
Total Carbs 34.4g 17%
Sugars 2.34g 14%
Dietary Fiber 8.65g 52%
Protein 14.01g 42%
Vitamin C 16.4mg 41%
Vitamin A 0.3mg 16%
Iron 8.5mg 71%
Calcium 72.9mg 11%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Recipe Tags

Weightwatchers Points

  • 7.4
  • 9

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • sodium free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • high fiber

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