- 1pound dried black beans *
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, peeled and slightly smashed
- 1 large bay leaf
- 1tablespoon sea salt
* I sometimes pre soak and rinse the beans either overnight or via the quick cook method (bring to boil in 6 cups water in large stock pot, boil for 2 minutes, remove from heat and cover for 1 hour. Rinse and drain.).
** This may seem like a lot of salt but it does have a lot of water and you will be draining the salty water prior to serving. You can take down the salt to as little as 2 teaspoons and adjust for salt once the beans are drained and ready to eat.
The beans freeze well by putting them in gallon-sized freezer bags and freezing flat in one layer.