Beans are such an easy thing to make it's silly. It takes a little time but the end result is delicious.
Step 1: Ingredients
- two handfuls of salt
- crock pot
- about 3 - 4 hours of your time
Step 2: Clean Them Beans!
Grab a collander. Grab some beans and pour some from one hand to the other. Inspect them. Any rocks? Any split rotted types? If you find some, discard. It's not yummy.
Once you have four cups of beans in your collander, rinse the beans under cold water. Give it a minute or two and let the water drain. Give the collander a good shake to get rid of the excess water.
Step 3: Drown Them Good, Wait Until They're Done.
Next is the waiting game....for 3 to 4 hours.......watch a movie....run some errands....do whatever....
I'd probably make some salsa and throw it in the fridge...but that's just me.
Step 4: Calientitos, Sabrosisimo!
Serve the beans with the juice in a small bowl. It's good with flour or corn tortillas and a bit of cheese.
Step 5: IMPORTANT: Storing
You can transfer them to a big bowl and cover with plastic wrap and put them in the fridge. OR, you can portion them out into servings in airtight containers. The beans will last for about a week. If you pop them in a freezer...they can last a month.
Reusing: We always make these beans again as refried beans. Add a little bit of oil to a pan, let it heat up and add your beans. If you think they are dry, add a bit of milk for creaminess. Smash until smooth, top with cheese.