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Caraotas Negras (Black Beans)

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Category: Side Dishes

 Ingredients List

  • 1 1/2 c Black beans; picked over
  • 5 c Cold water
  • 2 tb Lard or butter
  • 2 Garlic cloves; minced
  • 3 Fresh epazote sprigs
  • Salt; to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper;
  • -to taste


Soak black beans in enough cold water to cover by 3 inches overnight.

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.
This recipe yields 6 servings.

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