Venezuelan Beans

Venezuelan Beans

My wife is Venezuelan and often misses the food from her country.  I have to admit, I am not all that familiar with Venezuelan food as much as other countries.  Sure, I know there will be rice, beans, cilantro, but cuisine always varies from region to region, even within a country no matter how small or large. This dish is super easy and you should serve it over white rice, and of course, perhaps a side of tostones.

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can (15oz) black beans
  • 1 can (15oz) black beans, blenderized or put in food processor until smooth
  • 1 small online (half cup)
  • 1 small red pepper (half cup)
  • 1/4 teaspoon cumin (or a little less like a pinch)
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon Adobo
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salzon
  • 1 cup spring water
  • 1/2 ounce apple cider vinegar
  • Olive oil

METHOD

In a heavy bottom pot, heat the olive oil.

Finely dices the garlic, onions and pepper.

Once it starts to soften and get translucent, add the salt, pepper, cumin, Adobo and Salzon.

Add 1 cup of water, the blenderized beans, and the rest of the beans and cook until the water reduces.