Austin-Style Black Beans
The Homesick Texan Cookbook
Miz Helen' Kitchen
1 pound dried black beans
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 medium yellow onion
1 carrot, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 canned chipotle chiles in adobo, chopped
1/2 cup chopped cilantro, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1 tablespoon tomato paste
1/2 cup lime juice
Salt, to taste
Rinse and sort through the beans, removing any stones and shriveled beans
Place the beans in a large pot and cover with 1 inch of water. Bring to a boil and then cook for 15 minutes.
Drain and rinse the beans in a colander in the sink.
Return the empty pot to the stove and on medium-low heat, warm the vegetable oil. Add the onions and carrots to are translucent and the carrots are lighter, about 8 minutes.
Add the garlic to the pot and cook for 30 more seconds.
Return the beans to the pot, along with the chipotle chiles and 1/4 cup of cilantro. Cover with 2 inches of water, bring to a boil, and then turn the heat down to low and simmer uncovered for 1 1/2 hours.
After 1 1/2 hours, add the remaining cilantro, cumin tomato paste, and lime juice. Taste and add salt. Cook uncovered for 30 more minutes or until beans are tender (the ultimate cooking time will depend on the freshness of your beans). When done, smash a few beans against the side of the pot with a spoon to thicken the broth, Stir the pot and serve.
The Smell Of These Bean's Simmering On The Stove
Deep In The Heart Of Texas
Enjoy Your Beans !
The chipotle chiles and the cilantro give these black beans a very special flavor, that can often times be found on many a Tex-Mex plate. I am going to serve my black beans with another one of Lisa Fain's recipes.
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I am having so much fun with these great recipes. I sure am glad that you stopped by today to have Black Beans and Taco's with me, they are so delicious! It is always great spending time with you, come back to see me real soon!
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