Spicy Black Beans

Spicy Black Beans
Recipe type: Side
Spicy Black Beans is a Venezuelan food recipe called Caraotas Negra.
  • 450 grams dried black beans
  • 1½ liters water
  • ½ liter vegetable stock
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large white onion, peeled and finely chopped
  • 1-3 hot red chilli peppers, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 6-10 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  1. Put the beans in a large pan, add the water and soak overnight. Do not change the water.
  2. Add the chopped bell pepper to the water with salt and vegetable stock. Cook beans and pepper on medium heat for 60-80 minutes, until cooked.
  3. Meanwhile gently fry the chopped onion, chillies and garlic until golden brown.
  4. Stir in the cumin and remove from heat. Add the onions, chillies, garlic and cumin mix to the beans and simmer for a further 8-10 minutes.
  5. Add seasoning to taste.
  6. The finished dish should have a good measure of juice (soup), which is often served separately from the beans.

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