How to make it

  • Wash beans thoroughly, checking that there are no stones. See Photo
  • Heat water to boil in large pot.
  • Add chopped onion, garlic and seasonings.
  • When water is boiling again, add beans and boil for a minute or two. See Photo
  • Pour into a crock pot. Cook on low until very tender, usually 5 hours. You can make it in the evening and let it cook overnight or make it in the morning and it will be ready for dinner.
  • Add 2-3 tsp salt to taste when cooked.
  • Serve with fresh cilantro, either queso cotija, queso fresco, cheddar or jack cheese, and chopped onion if desired.
  • Excellent for making tostadas. Simply mash well-cooked beans with the pot liquor, no frying necessary.
  • Store beans in small containers in the freezer. Sure beats opening a can!

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  • lovebreezy 9 years ago
    Thanks for the family opinions on this -- enlightening. Plus good recipe.
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  • cuzpat 9 years ago
    Very good!
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  • valinkenmore 9 years ago
    Great post!
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  • brianna 9 years ago
    I'll certainly be trying out these beans as they sound delicious.
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