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Cubanos Frijoles

Cubanos Frijoles

"Originally this came from a Cuban friend, but I've since doctored it quite a bit. This dish is hearty and a meal in itself. By adding more meat, beans, and rice, you can feed a large group of people. You might want to add more spice as well."
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55 m servings 570 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 570 kcal
  • 28%
  • Fat:
  • 26.6 g
  • 41%
  • Carbs:
  • 57.8g
  • 19%
  • Protein:
  • 24.6 g
  • 49%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Sodium:
  • 1014 mg
  • 41%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
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  1. Place rice and water in a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low and simmer for about 45 minutes, or until rice is tender.
  2. While the rice is cooking, brown the ground beef in a deep skillet or wok. Season with Cajun seasoning. When meat is almost done, add the onion, and cook until the meat is browned and the onion is translucent. Stir in the beans, olives, vinegar, and chipotle powder, if using. Mix well, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes over medium-low heat. Add the cilantro during the last 5 minutes of cooking. Serve hot over or mixed with rice.

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  1. 80 Ratings

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I am William C. Smith, and I'd like to reply to the ratings so far. Thank you all for the very nice comments and I'm happy to see that some of you have found alternative methods of preparation...

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Sorry, but I find this recipe to be only okay. But I was born and raised in Tampa, Florida. My grandfather was Cuban. Our family never ate some of the ingredients you put in this recipe. Pl...

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I am William C. Smith, and I'd like to reply to the ratings so far. Thank you all for the very nice comments and I'm happy to see that some of you have found alternative methods of preparation...

I thought this was an excellent dish! My husband is from Puerto Rico so we have a bunch of rice dishes here. This was flavorful enough for adults and not too overpowering for kids. I did not ...

This is a great recipe & it's fool proof, too!!! I omitted the onions since my hubby can't stomach 'em. Didn't affect the yumminess one bit. Also, my rice turned out gummy - but this wasn't a...

It was a good recipe, but I was more impressed with the leftovers. I used the leftovers for filling in oven baked chimichangas (the recipe is from AllRecipes, too) and my family wolfed them down.

I nice easy recipe that's a winner. I added some extra spices & it turned out perfect. This also works well with green olives instead of black.

Very nice recipe for black beans & rice. I prefer to use ground turkey rather than ground beef. When I server this as a main dish, I will get fajita wraps and make a homemade tomato salsa and ...

This was easy, tasty and pretty close to a lot of Cuban food I've had. Didn't have any Chipotle powder, so I opened a small can of chipotles in adobo sauce, chopped up 4 of the peppers and adde...

My husband raved on and on about this dish and said it was the best food he's ever had! I did not have cilantro on hand so I left it out but I will add it next time. It looks like I'm going to...

Looked like kitty litter, tasted really great! Even better w/ how I prepared the leftovers - boiled several bell peppers, drained and sprinkled them w/ salt. Put shredded cheddar in the bottom, ...

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