Frijoles Negros Cubanos | Cuban Black Beans


Kansas City, Missouri, US


AZÚCAR!, as Cuban artist Celia Cruz would sing, is the secret to this Christmas dish I look forward to every holiday. My grandma, and now my mom have been cooking it up for our gatherings for years ever since I could remember. Served over white rice with a side of Yuca, as well as a choice of meat (typically pork from /la caja china/ for my family), the subtle sweetness of these beans paired with the savory notes of the rest of the sides is unlike any other. Full recipe coming to my website,, soon; add a little sugar and enjoy!