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Open Forum => Recipe Exchange => Topic started by: JasonH on October 03, 2006, 02:39:14 PM

Title: Boozy Black Bean Delight
Post by: JasonH on October 03, 2006, 02:39:14 PM
Okay, people, here is my most favorite Black Bean dish to date:

1 lb dried black beans,
(soaked for 24 hours rinsed and cleaned several times)

6 cups of low-sodium chicken broth or plain clean water

2 medium white onions

3 carrots, cleaned peeled and sliced

3 green (sour) apples

1 bunch of fresh parsley ( tie with strings into 4-6 small bunches/ sprigs)

1 cup of rum (one of my most favorite parts!!!)

1 1oz square of unsweetened chocolate ( my other favorite part)

1 tsp dried thyme leaves ( I prefer fresh leaves)

1 tsp dried basil leaves ( I prefer fresh leaves)

4 cloves of fresh garlic (another favorite part)

1 tsp grey or pink sea salt

1 tsp black pepper (or favorite pepper of choice)

1/4 cup of chopped parsley for decoration.

1. In a large bowl, soak beans for 24 hours. This will cut down cooking time to less than half the time needed.

2. In a soup or crockpot, combine drained beans, broth/water, onions chopped fine, carrot, apple parsley sprigs, rum, chocolate, thyme, basil and garlic. Cover pot and let simmer on low heat for 2-3 hours until beans are tender. If using crockpot (which is what I prefer for deeper taste), set on medium heat for 8-10 hours.

3. When beans are cooked, discard parsley, sprinkley chopped parsley and serve.

Great with corn bread!!!