This recipe for Cuban black beans might not be the prettiest thing I’ll ever post, but what it lacks in beauty it makes up for in flavor. Growing up in South Florida, I was surrounded by amazing Cuban food. Los Angeles, on the other hand, is lacking in that department. I’ve yet to find a Cuban restaurant that holds a candle to anywhere in Miami. So when my friend Vanessa suggested making her mom’s Cuban black beans for a blog post, I was ecstatic.