Classic Black Beans

This is a simple recipe for basic black beans, which get a nice hint of flavor from the aromatics.

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  • Servings: about 6 cups
  • Time(Other): plus overnight soaking

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  • 1 pound dried black beans—sorted, soaked overnight and drained
  • 1 small onion, halved
  • 1 carrot, halved
  • 2 garlic cloves, unpeeled
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 6 cups water
  • Salt

How to make this recipe

  1. Put the beans in a large saucepan. Add the onion, carrot, garlic, bay leaf and water and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderately low heat until tender, about 1 hour. Season the beans with salt 10 minutes before they are done. Drain the beans. Discard the onion, carrot, garlic and bay leaf and serve.

Make Ahead

The beans in their liquid can be refrigerated for up to 5 days.

Contributed By Published January 2013

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