Cuban Beans

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr 10 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 1 hr
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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6 cups water

2 cups dried red beans

2 ham hocks

3 tablespoons oil

2 white onions, diced

6 garlic cloves, diced

2 green bell peppers, diced

2 tablespoons ground cumin

2 tablespoons paprika

2 tablespoons dried oregano

2 tablespoons freshly ground black pepper

2 tablespoons kosher salt


  1. In a large pot add water, beans and ham hocks. Boil for 45 minutes until tender.
  2. In a medium saucepan add oil, onions, garlic, peppers, cumin, paprika, oregano, pepper and saute until translucent, do not brown.
  3. When bean mixture has reduced by 1/2, add the onion saute mixture and the salt. Continue to reduce until water is level with bean mixture. Hold warm for service.