Mexican Style Frijoles Negros Recipe - Black Beans Curry

Mexican Style Frijoles Negros Recipe is a flavourful one pot meal made by stewing the beans in a onion and tomato gravy with simple flavours like cumin powder and oregano. A famous dish that is present in most of the Mexican meals. You can serve it on a bed of herbed rice and some sauteed veggies by the side.

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Mexican Style Frijoles Negros Recipe - Black Beans Curry
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Mexican Style Frijoles Negros Recipe-Black Beans Curry is an authentic recipe from Mexico that uses black beans to create a one pot delicious curry. It is prepared in many parts such as Cuban, Venezuela, Latin America. This is one of the basic dish present in almost all their meals.

The dish is flavoured mainly with onions, garlic, cumin, tomatoes, oregano and vinegar, with black beans as their star ingredient. Here, we have used  black soya bean dal or bhatt ki dal as it is popularly used in the pahadi region of Kumaon in Uttarakhand. 

Did you know: Black soya bean dal or bhatt ki dal is rich in iron and protein. It has a high fiber content too. It helps in managing diabetes, strengthening bones, lowering blood pressure, healthy digestion and weight loss. It is also a great source of Vitamin E and amino acids which helps in keeping the skin healthy, build muscle and maintain the health of your hair. 

Serve the Mexican Style Frijoles Negros Recipe along with Herbed Butter Rice Recipe With Rosemary & Thyme and Spicy Stir Fried Broccoli Recipe, followed by Tres Leches Recipe - Mexican Three Milk Cake for dessert, making it a complete Mexican meal. 

If you are looking for more Mexican Recipe here are some : 

  1. Mexican Wedding Cookie Recipe
  2. Vegetarian Smoked Mexican Bean Rice Recipe
  3. Mexican Chilli & Cheesy Bean Dip Recipe (Refried Bean Dip Recipe)

Cuisine: Mexican
Course: Main Course
Diet: Vegetarian
Prep in

10 M

Cooks in

45 M

Total in

55 M

Makes:

4 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Black beans , soaked for 8 hours or overnight
  • 2 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 Onion , finely chopped
  • 1 Green capsicum , finely chopped
  • 4 Garlic , finely chopped
  • 1 Bay leaf (tej patta)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cumin powder (Jeera)
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon Black pepper powder , plus more to taste
  • Salt , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup Pimiento-stuffed green olives , thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon Sugar
  • 4 sprig Coriander (Dhania) Leaves , finely chopped

How to make Mexican Style Frijoles Negros Recipe - Black Beans Curry

  1. To begin making the Frijoles Negros Recipe, Cuban Style Black Beans, prep all the ingredients and keep ready.

  2. Soak the beans in warm water for about 8 hours or overnight. 

  3. Heat olive oil in a pressure cooker over medium heat; add the onion , capsicum, garlic and bay leaves and sauté until the onion and capsicum have softened.

  4. Stir in the soaked black beans, along with salt, black pepper, dried oregano and cumin powder. Add enough water such that there is at least 2 inches of water above the level of the beans .

  5. Pressure cook the beans for about 5 to 6 whistles, after 5 to 6 whistles turn the heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes and turn off the heat. The beans need to be cooked until soft. 

  6. Allow the pressure to release naturally.

  7. Once pressure has released, open the cooker, stir in the apple cider vinegar, sugar and green olives. Keep a few olives aside for garnishing. 

  8. Stir in the coriander leaves and transfer the Frijoles Negros to a serving bowl and serve hot. 

  9. Serve the Mexican Style Frijoles Negros Recipe along with Herbed Butter Rice Recipe With Rosemary & Thyme and Spicy Stir Fried Broccoli Recipe, followed by Tres Leches Recipe - Mexican Three Milk Cake for dessert.

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