This authentic Mexican black beans recipe takes about 10 hours to cook. The actual prep time is quick though. This is probably good to make on a lazy weekend day.
2 pounds of black beans
12 cups of water
3 garlic cloves
1 red onion, chopped
1 ½ teaspoons of ground cumin
½ teaspoon of kosher salt
½ teaspoon of crushed black pepper
2 ham hocks
Wash the black beans thoroughly and drain making sure to pick out any rocks. Place the beans into a large oven-proof casserole dish. Add the 12 cups of water to the beans, garlic, cumin,kosher salt, pepper and the ham hocks.
Cover the beans tightly with a casserole lid or aluminum foil. Bake the beans in a 275 degree oven for about 10 hours or until the beans are tender. Check periodically and stir the beans to keep them from drying out. Season to taste.
NOTE: This recipe also could probably be prepared in a slow cooker for 8-10 hours on a low setting.
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