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Black Bean Chili Recipe

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2 Cups Dried Black Beans
6 Cups water
1 Bunch Cilantro, chopped (Optional)
1 T. Cumin Seed
1 T. Dried Oregano
1 Teas. Paprika
Teas. Cayenne
1 Large Onion, Chopped
1 Green Pepper, Diced
2 Garlic Cloves, Minced
1 Cups Chopped Tomatoes
Teas. Salt
Cup Chopped Green Onion

-Wash beans and place in a large pan or bowl with 4-6 cups water
-Soak overnight
-Pour off soaking water and place in a kettle with 6 cups fresh water
-Add cilantro, if you wish, then bring to a simmer, and cook until the beans are tender,
about 2 hours.
-In small, dry skillet, heat the herbs and toast until fragrant
-In a large skillet, braise the onion in cup water for 2 minutes
-Stir in the bell pepper, garlic, and herbs and cook until the onion is soft
-Add to the beans when they are tender, along with tomatoes
-Simmer 30 minutes or longer if time allows - flavor improves with longer cooking
-Add salt to taste

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2 Hours




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