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                          BLACK BEANS (RANDELMAN)
 
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main Dish                        Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1       lb           Black beans, soaked
    1                    Bay leaf
    1       md           Green bell pepper, cut into
                         -- quarters
                         -----SOFRITO-----
      2/3   c            Olive oil
    4                    Garlic cloves, chopped
    1       lg           Onion, chopped
    1       md           Green bell pepper, chopped
    3       ts           Cumin
    2       tb           Cider vinegar
    1       t            Chopped green chili
 
   Cook black beans with bay leaf & green pepper until
   they are very tender & starting to crack open about 2
   hours.  Add more water as necessary.
   
   SOFRITO: In a skillet, heat the oil, add garlic,
   onion, bell pepper & cook, stirring until the onion is
   translucent, 8 to 10 minutes.  Add the rest of the
   ingredients & mix well.
   
   Add sofrito to the beans, mix well & cok over low
   heat, covered, until the beans crack open, 30 to 40
   minutes.  Season to taste & serve.
   
   Randelman & Schwartz, “Memories of a Cuban Kitchen”
  
 
 
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