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Big Flavor Black Beans - Recipe

This healthy Mexican bean dish is so full of flavor that it is sure to become a favorite side dish. The beans make a perfect ingredient for tacos or enchiladas.
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  • In stockpot, soak beans in enough water to cover, overnight.
  • The next day, add remaining ingredients, except salsa and salt.
  • Bring to a boil, stir.
  • Decrease heat to medium and cover. Simmer until the beans are slightly firm but tender in middle, about 1 1/2 hours. If the liquid evaporates before beans are cooked, add water, 1/4 cup at a time.
  • When beans are cooked, add salt.
  • Keep warm until ready to serve, or cool, cover and keep in refrigerator for up to 3 days.
  • Stir in salsa, if using, right before serving. Great with tacos, in enchiladas, or as a side with chips.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1.5 hours
Container: stockpot
-16 ounces dried black beans
-6 cups water
-1 onion - diced
-2 cloves garlic - chopped
-1 tablespoon ground cumin - or more to taste
-2 teaspoons chili powder
-1 teaspoon chipotle chiles
-1/3 cup ketchup
-1 teaspoon oregano - dried
-2 teaspoons salt
- Salsa for extra flavor (optional)