CUBAN STYLE BLACK BEANS
2 tsp olive oil
2 cloves garlic
2 tbsp red bell pepper
3 tbsp cilantro
15 oz can black beans, do not drain
1/2 cup water, or more if needed
1 bay leaf
few pinches cumin, to taste
1 tsp red wine vinegar
salt and black pepper to taste
Chop onion, garlic, scallions, red pepper, and cilantro in a mini chopper of food processor.
Add oil to a medium-sized pot on medium heat.
Add vegetables to the pot and saute until soft, about 3 minutes.
Add beans, water, bay leaf, cumin, oregano, red wine vinegar, salt and black pepper and bring to a boil.
Lower heat and cover, simmer about 15 minutes stirring occasionally (adjust water as needed).
Taste for salt and serve.
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