Frijoles Negros (Cuban Black Beans)

8 Servings
(They make great left overs)

1 lb. dry black beans
10 cups water
1 green pepper, cut in halves
2/3 cups olive oil
1 large onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1 green pepper, cut in strips.
4 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. oregano
1 bay leaf, whole
2 tbs. sugar
2 tbs. vinegar
2 tbs. dry wine
2 tbs. olive oil

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Wash the beans and soak in water with the green pepper halves. When the
beans swell, cook in the same water until tender.
Heat the oil in a frying pan and add onion, garlic. Add 1 cup of the beans to
the pan and mash. Add this to the remaining beans together with the salt,
pepper, oregano, bay leaf and sugar. Allow to boil for an  hour,  add the
vinegar and wine and cook slowly for another hour. If there is still too much
liquid, cook  uncovered for a while. Add 2 tbs. of oil just before serving