Black beans

Yield: 2 1/4 cups

Measure Ingredient
1 cup Dried black beans
1 large Yellow onion(s), peeled
Coarsely chopped
1 large Green bell pepper
Seeded, coarsely chopped
2 larges Garlic clove(s)
Peeled and minced
1 medium Bay leaf
1 teaspoon Black pepper
¼ teaspoon Ground cumin seeds
¼ teaspoon Ground coriander seeds
¼ teaspoon Salt
1 pinch Cayenne

Place beans in colander, rinse, and pick over them. Put beans in large stockpot, cover with cold water, and soak for at least 3 hours, or overnight. Drain the beans.

In a large stainless steel pot, combine the beans, 1 quart water, and all the remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. When the water reaches a boil. skim the surface, reduce the heat, and simmer until the beans are tender, about 1 hour. Drain the liquid from the beans and reserve for use in other recipes. Discard the bay leaf and serve or save for use in any recipe that calls for cooked black beans.

Grains, Rice, and Beans

by Kevin Graham

ISBN 1-885183-08-9

pg 32

Submitted By DIANE LAZARUS On 11-24-95

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