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Frijoles Negros

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Course: Entrée
Cuisine: Latin
Bean type: Black Bean
Servings: 6
Calories: 734kcal
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  • 1 pound dry black beans
  • 8 cups water
  • 8 ounces chorizo sausage
  • 4 large cilantro sprigs
  • 1 large carrot
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 celery rib with leaves
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 4 whole cloves
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • cup servings white rice


  • Sort beans into a strainer, removing any rocks or dirt pieces; rinse with cold water.
  • In a large pot, combine beans, water and sausage. Bring to a simmer.
  • Wash the cilantro. Peel the onion. Peel the carrot and cut into 4 pieces. Clean the celery rib and cut into 4 pieces. Add cilantro, carrot, onion and celery to the pot.
  • Add oil, cocoa and spices. Simmer until the beans are tender, about 1 hour.
  • Prepare 6 servings of rice according to instructions on box or package.
  • Remove and discard vegetables, cilantro and cloves from pot of beans.
  • Remove sausage, slice and return to pot. Serve hot over rice.


Calories: 734kcal | Carbohydrates: 106g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 20g | Sodium: 506mg | Potassium: 366mg | Fiber: 9g | Calcium: 42mg