Caraotas Negras

Category : General

Yield: 1 Servings

Ingredients (Help):
2 c Black beans
3 tb Olive oil
1 md Onion; finely chopped
1 Red bell pepper; Seeded And
-Chopped or 2 pimientos,
4 Garlic cloves
1 ts Ground cumin
1 tb Sugar

(VENEZUELA) (black beans) Wash and pick over the beans. Put the beans to
soak for 2 to 4 hours in a saucepan in enough cold water to cover by 2
inches. Add enough water to cover the beans by 1 inch as they will have
absorbed much of the soaking water, bring to a boil, cover, and cook until
the beans are tender, about 2 hours. In a skillet heat the oil and saute
the onion and bell pepper until both are soft. Add the garlic, cumin,
sugar, and the pimientos, if using instead of bell pepper. Saute for a
minute or two, then stir into the beans. Season with salt to taste, and
cook, partially covered, over low heat for 1/2 hour longer. The beans will
be quite dry. From THE BOOK OF LATIN AMERICAN COOKING by Elisabeth Lamber
Ortiz. New York: Vintage Books, 1969-1979.

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