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 or more cups of cold water to submerge beans.
  2. Rest 10 minutes.
  3. Bring to boil and boil for 20 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let stand until ready to cook.
  5. Bring to boil.
  6. Reduce heat and simmer covered until beans are tender.
  7. Salt to taste.