This is a simple recipe for basic black beans, which get a nice hint of flavor from the aromatics. Slideshow: More Ideas for Black Beans 

Grace Parisi
January 2013

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active:
15 mins
total:
1 hr 15 mins
Yield:
about 6 cups
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • 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.

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Make Ahead

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

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