Slow-Cooker Cuban-Style Black Beans

Slow-Cooker Cuban-Style Black Beans

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From: Everyday Slow Cooker

These slow-cooker beans are super flavorful and tender. To save time, process the garlic cloves in a small food processor instead of mincing them by hand. You can also make this a day ahead and refrigerate overnight to give the flavors more time to mingle. Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves, if desired.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 1 pound dried black beans (about 2⅓ cups)
  • 3 cups unsalted chicken stock
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 large white onion, quartered through root
  • 1 large green bell pepper, quartered
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons minced garlic (about 9 garlic cloves)
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted tomato paste
  • ½ cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt

Preparation

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  1. Sort and wash the beans according to the package directions. Stir together the beans, chicken stock, water, onion, green bell pepper, and bay leaf in a 6-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW until the beans are tender, 8 to 10 hours. Discard the onion, bell pepper, and bay leaf.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium. Add the red bell pepper and garlic, and cook, stirring often, until very tender, about 8 minutes. Add the cumin, and cook, stirring constantly, until toasted, about 30 seconds. Add the tomato paste, and cook, stirring often, until darkened, about 1 minute. Stir the skillet mixture into the beans. Stir in the cilantro and salt.
  • Multicooker Directions: In Step 1, stir together the washed beans, chicken stock, water, onion, green bell pepper, and bay leaf in the inner pot of a 6-quart multicooker. Lock the lid; turn Pressure Valve to "Venting." Cook on SLOW COOK [Normal] until the beans are tender, about 10 hours. Discard the onion, bell pepper, and bay leaf. Complete Step 2.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ¾ cup
  • Per serving: 173 calories; 4 g fat(0 g sat); 4 g fiber; 25 g carbohydrates; 9 g protein; 4 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 356 mg sodium;
  • Carbohydrate Servings:

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