Through 11 years of living in debt and trying to scrape together enough money for groceries, my family has eaten a lot of beans. So, I consider myself to be a connoisseur of sort for recipes using the legume family. I mean, after a while, all beans start to taste the same if you don’t add different flavors to your cooking process.
Since my husband and I love flavor, I set out to capture the perfect Frijoles Negros recipe, or Cuban Black Beans. By sorting through recipes to find a combination of ingredients that would not break my grocery budget, I finally mastered the Cuban Black Beans that my tongue craved.
Freezer to Crock Pot Option
If you want to create a freezer bag, place the cooked beans (drained and rinsed) into a zip-top freezer bag with the peppers, onions, and seasonings. Free until ready to cook. Then, empty the contents of the freezer bag into your crock pot and add the chicken stock (just enough to cover plus about half an inch). Cook for 6 to 8 hours on low. Stir in sugar and red wine vinegar before serving.