Mar 092013

Creamy Black Beans with Melted OnionsSource :

Ingredients for 3 :
2 cups dry black turtle beans
4 cups beef broth
1 tbs olive oil
1 small onion, chopped
1 tsp cumin
4 sprig fresh cilantro

Allow your beans to soak overnight by covering the dried beans with water, making sure there is an extra 2cm water above the beans, as you will find them plumped up the next morning.
Drain the soaking water the next day and discard it. Place beans in a heavy pot with beef broth, onion, cumin, olive oil and cilantro. Bring to a boil. Once boiling, turn down the heat and cover the pot partway with the lid, letting the ingredients simmer.
Low and slow is the name of the game here. Check and stir the beans occasionally. The beans will be done when they are soft and edible but not mushy with the liquid reduced to an almost gravy-like consistency, around an hour and a half to two hours.
Remove the cilantro sprigs and discard. Serve.

Serve with : polenta and sauteed vegetables

Notes :
Very good side dish.

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