cuban black beans
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Brian Heflin

Love your recipes, this is wonderful. First thing I made in my new Instant Pot (Christmas present) :). The yucca recipe will be next.


Oh wow thank you so much! I’m so glad you liked it. Hope you have a blessed holiday and a wonderful new year.

Jill Subirats

So easy to make and oh so delicious. I’ll never naked canned again.

Al Rod

Have you thought of soaking your beans overnight? when I do it saves me over 40 min in the I.P.

alex rodriguez

Thanks again for helping this old Cuban guy with all these cuban food I.P. recipes. keep up the good work.

alex rodriguez

That’s for sure, Cooñoo!!


If I use soaked beans, what would be the cook time?


I will be making this tomorrow in preparation for Christmas Day. How many people does your recipe serve? I will be hosting, total of 10 people who might eat black beans. Thank you!


I did exactly what the recipe said, but the beans were tough. I had to put them back in and add a lot more time.

Kim Fadden

If I wanted to make Cuban Black Bean Soup, could I use this recipe as a starter and just add more liquid? What would you do?


These came out great in the ninja foodi. 5 stars. I used dice pancetta for the ham and after it was done used the crispy pancetta as a topping on my rice and beans. I left out the green pepper and left out the coriander from the home made sazon mix because I had all the other ingredients and didn’t feel like going to the store for 2 items. but it still came out really great. I wanted to add a little spice so I added crushed red pepper as a topping as well. I didn’t want to use my… Read more »

Mary Judson

I just joined, so I don't really have much to say as yet…still browsing.


I understand having to deal with people’s food issues, but I don’t believe that ham or bacon is considered red meat…that is usually beef. Don’t know if that helps or not. Can’t wait to try your recipe tho!


I love this recipe! I made this last night, but without the ham. I also made my own Sazon and Adobo. It came out delicious!


If you do soak the beans, how long would you pressure cook – 22"?


I'm a white guy and used your recipe for black beans and my Salvadoran in laws loved it! I'd like to do this with small red beans. Think it'll work? Going to try either way, I'll let you know how they turn out.


Lana, For years, I hesitated to try and make Cuban food. Getting my often bland food to taste like my family's cooking just felt like an insurmountable obstacle. Well, my Cuban father passed from COVID in April of last year, and it left me constantly searching for ways to get closer to my Cuban roots, even when living in a state with minimal Cuban presence. I am proud to say that I finally took the chance and made your frijoles negros. First of all, they came out absolutely delicious. (At my sister's insistence, I did add bay leaves & a… Read more »

Mary Freedberg

saw you on you tube and i did just send you a message on there …i can’t wait to make the beans but have no idea how to break down the recipe to fit my mini instant pot …please help me …..thank you so much ….


Love the Cuban black beans! Excellent flavor and you're a great IP teacher. Thank you!

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