Cuban Black Bean Dishes

Healthy, hearty, delicious, and inexpensive, black beans are the foundation of any traditional Cuban meal. Enjoy them as a side to Carribean jerk chicken or mojo pork, or make black beans the centerpiece of your meal with Cuban rice.

See Popular Cuban Black Bean Dishes Recipes

Pasta Cubana

Family Circle

Pork Roast Cubano

Better Homes and Gardens

A marinade flavored with orange and lime juices adds a Cuban touch to roasted pork.

Cuban Fried Rice

Better Homes and Gardens

Browned pineapple slices layered with ham, black beans, sweet peppers, and rice are at the heart of this dazzling main-dish recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

Total: 20 mins

Slow-Cooked Beans

EatingWell

By cooking your own dried beans, you save money, reduce sodium and get better flavor along with, surprisingly, more vitamins and minerals. If you can't use the whole batch, freeze surplus cooked beans for later use in soups, salads and dips. The range of time for cooking beans is wide and varies with the age and the type of beans selected.

Total: 5 hrs

Mexican Black Bean Pizza: Dinner for $10

This month at Dinner for $10 we're all about Meatless Mondays and sharing some of our favorite family-friendly vegetarian main dishes. And somewhere close to the top of that list is this Mexican Black Bean Pizza. Yes, pizza!

Black Beans: Leftover Logic

Say you're making chili or a three-bean salad, and you happen to have some cooked black beans at the ready. You've got the perfect protein to toss in a salad or soup, or create a tangy dip. Get creative with your black bean leftovers, starting here!

How to Make Black Bean-Smothered Sweet Potatoes

When you're starving but short on time, these black bean smothered sweet potatoes are just the ticket. The beans bring on the protein, and the potato skin is full of fiber.

Mexican (& Caribbean) Recipes to Kick the Winter Blues

Everybody loves South of the Border cooking, because Mexican enchiladas and tortilla dishes really heat things up. But do you specifically have to be a grandpa to warm things up another way--by wearing flannel-lined jeans? Because I really want a pair, even though they feel as if you're wrapping your legs in paper towels.

Supermarket Savvy: Dried vs Canned Beans

I spend weeks before the holidays in a magical flurry of white flour, cinnamon, and powdered sugar, so after the last cookie is eaten, I need savory foods to restore the balance. For inspiration, I interviewed pastry chef Amanda Milazzo at Cakery Dauphine to see what she prepares at home to offset all those sweets. Beans and legumes, she says, are her go-to foods.

Summer Sensations: 6 Bodacious Bean Salad Recipes

Come summer, we go bonkers for bean salads. Why? For starters, they tend to rely on the one kitchen utensil we love most when the mercury is riding high outside: the can opener.

Bountiful Black Beans: Cook Once, Eat Twice

Beans are my unsung heroes; they're powerhouses of nutrients and one of the most affordable ways to add protein to any meal. And black beans are what I almost always go for in most Mexican and Latin American-style dishes, even if the recipes calll for other kinds of beans. Of course, homemade beans are always more exciting than canned -- more flavorful and always less expensive.

Sweet Potato & Mixed Bean Chili -- My Favorite Vegetarian Meal

I like fashion almost as much as I like food. Every year, I'm glued to my computer come fall and spring, looking at pictures of the latest designer collections. Don't get me wrong; I certainly don't have the means to actually buy any of these clothes, but it's sure fun to look.

6 Marvelous Mexican Casseroles: Muy Grande, Muy Delicioso

Whether you're planning a Cinco de Mayo party or just looking for something different for a weeknight dinner, Mexican-inspired casseroles are a perfect way to satisfy your craving for a bit of south-of-the-border spice. Casseroles are a great "make ahead" meal, and because you can adjust the portions according to the number of people you're serving, they're a great potluck dish, too. In honor of the Mexican holiday that Americans love to celebrate, we're giving you a variety of our favorite Mexican-style casseroles.

Gourmet Chefs Go Crazy With...Flour!?

Sure, we've heard of infused olive oil, gourmet salt and compound butter. But flavored flour? Now, to us, that seems like a serious kitchen dust-up -- but apparently it's the latest thing in clever cuisine.

Viva Vegetarian! 10 Ultrasatisfying Meatless Meals

Erase that vision of a bland block of tofu! Whether you're trying to reduce the amount of meat in your diet or just want to shake up your nightly dinner routine, vegetarian dishes can be a delicious option. Eliminating meat isn't as difficult as you might think--some of your favorite dishes already have layers upon layers of flavor even before you add the chicken or beef.

Easy New Year's Resolutions: Take Stock of Your Takeout!

You're too busy to cook dinner -- again. So it's Pizza Night! Or Chinese Night!

12 Mexican-Inspired Recipes to Spice Up Cinco de Mayo

Your fiesta will feel extra festive when you serve up these Mexican recipes to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

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