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Family togetherness is a Krasney priority so we are thrilled to bring you a family-inspired recipe from Subzero/Wolf.

Good fresh, delicious foods are key ingredients in a healthy life. So start with one: one simple meal a week. Maybe the next week it’s two. The act of cooking is powerful. What’s more, eating at home has proven to bring families closer together.

Cuban Black Beans

Manny Rodriguez, professional food photographer, shares his go-to recipe. This Cuban classic is adapted from a family secret. Watch this short video to see the secret and story behind this recipe and more.


Sauté onions, garlic, and peppers until onions are transparent.
Add black beans and cook accordingly.
Then place one or two cups of black beans in blender and puree.
Add pureed beans back to the pan along with bay leaves.
Cook on low heat for two hours, leave overnight.
Add 1/4 cup red wine vinegar, remove bay leaves and serve.

Black Bean Ingredients

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 2 green bell peppers, chopped

  • 6 bay leaves

  • 6 cloves of garlic, minced

  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar

  • 3-4 cans black beans

  • 1/2 cup olive oil

  • 1/2 tablespoon of salt

  • Pinch cumin

  • Fresh cracked black pepper to taste

  • Salt to taste