Brazilian Slow Cooker Black Beans

Original recipe http://cafejohnsonia.com/2013/02/how-to-slow-cooker-black-beans.html

  • 1 lb. black beans
  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 onion, not chopped or sliced
  • 1 or 2 whole garlic cloves
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 2 Tsp salt
  1. Rinse the beans a few times.
  2. Place black beans, onion, garlic cloves, and bay leaf in a slow cooker. Add water.
  3. Cook on high for about 4 hours or 6 hours on low.
  4. Test for doneness.
  5. Add the salt, stir gently and let cook, or sit with heat off for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the bay leaf, garlic cloves, and onion before using, if desired.
  7. Add more salt if necessary.

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.