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Easy Cuban Black Beans

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  • Author: Gigi & Sersie
  • Total Time: 4 hours 5 minutes
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Easy Cuban Black Beans are made in a slow cooker with only five ingredients. These beans are oil-free, vegan, and a meal-prep favorite!  #cubanblackbeans #healthyveganrecipes #blackbeanrecipes #danielfastrecipes #slowcookerrecipes #oilfree #nooil #healthyveganrecipes


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  • 1 pound dried black beans, picked over and rinsed (about 2 1/2 cups)
  • 1 large white onion, diced
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, diced
  • 5 cloves garlic, peeled and crushed a little, but kept whole
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 7 cups of water

Optional toppings: chopped red onion, fresh cilantro, crushed red pepper, sliced avocado, hot sauce, salsa, Ultimate Cashew Cream sauce

Optional pairings: brown rice, baked sweet potato, steamed kale or collard greens, plantains. Check out the Best Blessed Black Bean Buddha Bowl.


Place all ingredients into a slow cooker and cook on high heat for 3½ hours or on low heat for 7 hours or overnight.

Salt to taste and add optional toppings or pairings.

The cooked beans will keep in the refrigerator for up to six days or can be portioned and frozen for two months.



  1. Measuring cup
  2. Knife
  3. Cutting board
  4. Slow cooker
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Category: Lunch/Dinner Entrée
  • Method: Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Caribbean