Caraotas Negras (Black Beans)

Course : Beans
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Serves: 6
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Ingredients:

1 1/2 cups black beans -- picked over
5 cups cold water
2 tablespoons lard or butter
2 cloves garlic -- minced
3 bunches fresh epazote sprigs
1 teaspoon salt -- to taste
1 teaspoon freshly-ground black pepper -- to taste
 

Preparation / Directions:

Soak black beans in enough cold water to cover by 3 inches overnight. Drain. Combine beans, water, lard, garlic and epazote in heavy large Dutch oven over high heat. Bring to boil. Reduce heat and simmer until beans are very tender and creamy, about 2 hours. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


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