Black Beans

Basic black beans for general use.

  • 1 lb dry black beans
  • salt to taste
  1. Place beans in a large pot and add 8 C cold water.
  2. Bring to boil and boil for 2 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and let stand for 1 hour.
  4. Drain and rinse beans.
  5. Return beans to pot and cover beans with 1 inch of cold water.
  6. Bring to boil.
  7. Reduce heat and simmer covered for 30 minutes.
  8. Remove cover and continue simmering until beans are cooked and liquid is reduced to desired consistency, about 40 minutes.
  9. Salt to taste, about 1 t.