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Frijoles Negros Cubanos Receta Familiar

Cuban Black Beans

Chef Adriana Martin
Cuban black beans, a classic family recipe made with dried black beans, garlic, olive oil, sazon latino, bay leaves, ají cachucha, and water. Cooked in the pressure cooker for a silky tender finish, and ready in 45 minutes.
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 45 mins
Total Time 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Cuban Cuisine
Servings 20 servings


  • 1 pound black dried beans
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 3 bay leaves
  • 4 cachucha peppers
  • 1 tablespoon sazon latino a combination with oregano, salt, cumin and pepper
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 6 cups water


  • Clean the black beans to remove any debris. Place the beans in a strainer and clean with running water.
  • Add the beans to the pressure cooker and season with the ingredients on the list.
  • Add water and close the pressure cooker following the safety measurements on the instructions manual.
  • Cook on the stove for 45 minutes and serve hot.


The Cuban black beans you can portion in appropriate plastic containers and keep in the freezer. That way you can enjoy them for several weeks.
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