How to make it

  • Place soaked, drained Beans and Epazote in a pot with 2 Qts of Water and partially cover. Bring to a boil, lower heat slightly and cook for 1 ½ - 2 hrs. or until beans are almost done.
  • Heat oil over medium high heat in a heavy sauce pan. Add Onions, Green Peppers, Chiles and sauté until softened. Add Oregano, Cumin and Bay Leaf. Saute for 2 minutes more.
  • Add Sofrito to the Black Beans. Partially cover and simmer 30 minutes longer.
  • Stir in Tomatoes, Vinegar and Sherry and season with Salt. Crush some of the beans to release their starch and add body to the liquid Cook uncovered for an additional 10 – 15 minutes. Adjust seasoning before serving.
  • Serve over yellow (traditional) or white rice and top with chopped scallions or white onion. Garnish with Limes and Cilantro Leaves.

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  • mrgresch 8 years ago
    lol, you gotta love it! a habanero soffrito!
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    angelinaw ate it and said...
    I definitely have to try this! Bookmarked and made a list of the ingredients I need to buy. Yummy! High five and thanks for sharing!
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  • sas 9 years ago
    This is really good sounding. As I bought a case of habanero this past weekend (processed and jarred them) I am looking for many different ways to use them. This is perfect. Thanks Jim!!! Oh, I can't do the wormseed. Just can't.
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  • sweetwords 9 years ago
    We like black beans, too. Great recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    This is fantastic! We love beans around my house and they may pass out if I did this delicious recipe!
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    " It was excellent "
    lunasea ate it and said...
    A Habanero Sofrito? Wow. I love sofrito and this is a kicked up version. I add baking soda to my cooking of the dried beans, too. A total must. Salt really wrecks those babies during cooking...I think it not only makes the skins tough, but it makes the beans harder than you'd want them. Excellent tip....this sounds wonderful. I love the fruity, spicy, and earthiness of this tasty dish. Thank you, Jim sweetie! ~Vickie
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    crabhappychick ate it and said...
    My family just loves beans! Baked beans, pinto beans, black beans, lima beans, green beans (starting to sound like Forest Gump!), and these are going to be made this weekend!
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    " It was excellent "
    jenniferbyrdez ate it and said...
    Yeah baby. Love black beans.
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