You can save lots of money buying black beans in bulk and cooking them in batches. This recipes makes enough beans so you can freeze half and enjoy the rest for leftovers.
Things You’ll Need:
- 4 cups dried black beans
- Large pot& lid
- 10 cups water
- Spices, such as bay leaves, oregano and whatever you fancy
- 1 chopped onions
- 6 crushed garlic cloves
- Salt and pepper to taste
1. Rinse 4 cups dry black beans and pick through and discard and foreign objects.
2. Add black beans to a large pot covering with 3-4 inches of cold water. Cover and let sit overnight.
3. Drain the soaked beans, rinse, and place the beans back in the large pot.
4. Fill the pot with 10 cups of water, 3 bay leaves, and any other dried spices you desire. Stir the bean mixture.
5. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce to a simmer for 30-90 minutes or until beans are soft.
6. Saute 1 chopped onions and 6 crushed garlic cloves in olive oil, and add them to the pot of beans. Remove the bay leaves if you used them. Remove excess water from the pot of beans using a ladle, leaving enough to cover a ½ inch above the beans. Simmer the bean mixture on low for an hour or until it thickens.
7. Season with Salt and Pepper and enjoy!
Vegan Mofo, Take 1
I made a big pot o’ beans yesterday, and we ate black bean burritos for dinner.
I stuffed a whole wheat tortilla with roasted red pepper hummus, spinach, matchstick carrots, and a generous amount of black beans. I topped them with a tomato enchilada sauce I found on clearance at the health food store, and baked them for 15 minutes at 400 degrees.
Steamed broccoli for a side, and we enjoyed a yummy dinner.
I ate every last bite on my plate…
And then it was time for dessert.
Pumpkin Pie! More on that tomorrow!