Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Hernandez Black Beans-

These are so delicious- I just used a whole pound of black beans and doubled everything.  And I cooked them on the stovetop in a cast iron pot instead of the crockpot but i'm sure it would work great.  

Hernandez Black Beans

8 Oz. dried black beans (1 1/3 c.)
1 tsp. salt
1 medium onion, quartered
1/2 sweet green pepper, chopped
1/4 c. olive oil
3 cloves garlic, crushed but I left whole
1 small bay leaf
1/8 tsp. oregano, crushed

Rinse the beans in water and add to a slow cooker and soak overnight in 4 cups of water.  Using the same water in the morning, add other ingredients and cook on low for about 8-10 hours.  Taste and add more salt the last hour of cooking if needed.  Test for doneness by pinching a bean- i
f it is soft and splits it is done. Serve with shredded cheese, on top of rice, or in tacos/enchiladas.  

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