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Friday, August 17, 2012

Cuban Black Beans and Rice

In the Cuban culture, this is often called Moros y Cristianos or "Moors and Christians". The black beans represent the darker-skinned Moors, while the rice represents the lighter-skinned Christians. This dish alludes to the wars between the two cultures. I found this recipe years ago on the back of a Bush's Black Beans can. I love that it uses pantry ingredients with a few items from fresh produce. It's a quick, tasty, economical meal. 

Cuban Black Beans and Rice
Yield: 4 servings

1 tbsp. olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
1 small green pepper, finely chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1 cup tomatoes, diced
1 (15 oz.) can black beans - do NOT drain
½ tsp, dried thyme
3 tbsp. cider vinegar
½ tsp. hot pepper sauce
2 cups cooked rice
Lime wedges, optional

In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Cook onion and green pepper until tender-crisp. Stir in tomatoes, undrained beans, thyme and garlic. Cook 3 minutes. Add vinegar and hot pepper sauce. Continue to cook 5 minutes. Serve with rice. Garnish with lime wedges, if desired.

I hope you enjoy!

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  1. I love beans and rice, and this recipe looks delicious!

  2. Pinning and trying this one! I love beans and rice. I’m so glad you linked this up at One Creative Weekend! I love it! Hope your weekend is fantastic.

  3. Yummy idea. It looks delicious.

  4. Jamie,
    This looks delish! I love beans and this is right up my alley. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks so much for sharing at Heavenly Treats Sunday! OK I love black beans and rice, I havent made it in a long time!

  6. Oh, yum! So glad you linked up at C&C and at my blog! That Kit Kat cake is amazing! I love wholesome, hearty meals like this. I'm having a Meatless Monday hop at my blog this week too, if you'd like to link up there:

    Have a great week! -Jessica

  7. I'm a bean girl and actually went to a Brazilian restaurant today where they served black bean and rice! So good! I've never made them so I will give this a try! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  8. Looks interesting! I haven't had beans and rice in a long time, but i used to love them.
    I would love to have you link it up to my linky party!

  9. Love your recipe for Cuban Black Beans and Rice! It looks very delicious!

    Stopping by your blog from What's Cooking Wednesday (I posted #71 Mango, Banana and Chai Tea Smoothie).


    Amber @ The Cook's Sister

  10. I love black beans and rice. This recipe looks great! Thanks for sharing, Jamie.

  11. Wow, this looks great. Thanks so much for linking up to Tasty Thursdays on The Mandatory Mooch. I hope you will link up again. The party will be live tonight.

    Thanks, Nichi


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