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    Basic Black Beans

    Basic Black Beans. Photo by Sommer Clary

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    Total Time:

    Prep Time:

    Cook Time:

    14 hrs

    12 hrs

    2 hrs

    Sommer Clary's Note:

    Have a bag of dry beans and don't know how to cook them? Here's the basic recipe for dry black beans. Making them homemade with some added spices is so much more delicious (and cost effective). These are a great side dish to any meal!

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    Ingredients:

    Yield:

    cups

    Units: US | Metric

    Directions:

    1. 1
      Rinse beans in a colander under running water, picking out any debris.
    2. 2
      Place rinsed beans in a heavy pot filled with 6 cups of water and soak overnight.
    3. 3
      Add bay leaf and 1/4 tsp each of cumin, onion powder, and garlic powder.
    4. 4
      Bring just to a boil, then cover and simmer for 1 1/2 – 2 hours, or until beans are tender. Add 1 tsp salt and 1/2 tsp pepper (or more to taste).
    5. 5
      Makes about 6 cups of cooked beans.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 22, 2013

      55

    • on November 02, 2012

      55

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    Nutritional Facts for Basic Black Beans

    Serving Size: 1 (1887 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 101.9
     
    Calories from Fat 3
    88%
    Total Fat 0.4 g
    0%
    Saturated Fat 0.1 g
    0%
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    0%
    Sodium 395.8 mg
    16%
    Total Carbohydrate 18.3 g
    6%
    Dietary Fiber 6.6 g
    26%
    Sugars 0.0 g
    0%
    Protein 6.7 g
    13%

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