Cuban Black Beans and Rice

PREP: 20 min; COOK: High 6 to 8 hr

Serve along with bowls of chopped red onion, hard-cooked eggs
and chopped fresh cilantro to sprinkle on top for a traditional
black bean and rice dish.

1 pound dried black beans (2 cups), sorted and rinsed
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
1 large bell pepper, chopped (1 1/2 cups)
5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
2 dried bay leaves
1 can (14 1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
5 cups water
2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil
4 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons finely chopped jalapeņo chili
1 teaspoon salt
3 cups hot cooked rice


1. Mix all ingredients except rice in 3 1/2- to 6-quart slow cooker.

2. Cover and cook on high heat setting 6 to 8 hours or until beans are
tender and most of the liquid is absorbed. Remove bay leaves.

3. Serve beans over rice.

Makes 6 servings

Nutritional Info per 1 Serving: 385 calories (55 calories from fat);
6 g fat (1 g saturated); 0 mg cholesterol; 500 mg sodium;
78 g carbohydrate (14 g dietary fiber); 19 g protein.

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