Vegan Cuban Black Beans Recipe

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Vegan Cuban Black Beans
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  1. Cover dry beans with water and let stand covered overnight. Change water and soak additional hours (if possible). Drain and discard water.
  2. Add the beans to large pot and add water. If you want add, 2 tbs of olive oil (oil prevents the beans from foaming). Bring the beans to a boil, reduce heat to low, cover and cook until the beans are tender, about 1 hour.
  3. Finely chop onion, peppers and garlic.
  4. Saute onions, green pepper, pepper flakes and garlic in a 1/4 cup of stock until the onions are translucent. Use a little cooking spray if needed.
  5. Add the onion mixture to the cooked beans as well as the oregano, cumin, bay leaf, vinegar, and stock. Cover and simmer over low heat for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  6. Remove bay leaf and take 1 cup of beans the cooked beans and mash them into a thick paste. Add the mashed beans back to the pot to thicken the sauce.
  7. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
  8. Stir in the agave nectar and drizzle olive oil over beans. Cover and let stand for about 10 minutes. Garnish with cilantro and serve over white rice. YUMMY.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 361.37 Kcal (1513 kJ)
Calories from fat 22.04 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.45g 4%
Sodium 4659.94mg 194%
Potassium 1005.4mg 21%
Total Carbs 66.13g 22%
Sugars 5.79g 23%
Dietary Fiber 10.9g 44%
Protein 13.83g 28%
Vitamin C 38.6mg 64%
Vitamin A 0.9mg 30%
Iron 18.4mg 102%
Calcium 119mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 81.66 Kcal (342 kJ)
Calories from fat 4.98 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0.55g 4%
Sodium 1053.05mg 194%
Potassium 227.2mg 21%
Total Carbs 14.94g 22%
Sugars 1.31g 23%
Dietary Fiber 2.46g 44%
Protein 3.13g 28%
Vitamin C 8.7mg 64%
Vitamin A 0.2mg 30%
Iron 4.2mg 102%
Calcium 26.9mg 12%

* 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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Weightwatchers Points

  • 6.6
  • 8

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • cholesterol free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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