Tuesday, February 22, 2011
Best Black Beans EVER
But for some reason, I bought two pounds of dry black beans last grocery trip, and I made a point of trying to make them. The thing that is even more exciting is that I didn't really follow a recipe. Here's what I did:
Around 3pm I put about a 1/2 pound of beans in a pot, added 4 cups of water and brought it to a boil. Let it boil about 3 minutes, then covered the pot and let it sit for an hour.
Drain the beans
Around 4pm I chopped an onion, chopped a celery stalk, and chopped a jalapeno. Cooked them in a bit of olive oil until tender (5 minutes or so...) added the beans and about 4 cups of fresh water. I got that up to a boil, then turned down the heat to simmer for about 2 hours (or so)
When the beans seemed tender, I used my immersion blender to mix it all up -- then stirred in about 1 cup of Mexican cheese.
Okay, I know it's immodest, but these beans were fabulous! I.will.never.buy.canned.beans.again!