My Favorite Black Beans
1 regular bag of dried black beans – about 2 cups
1 sweet onion, chopped
4-6 cloves of garlic, minced
3-4 T cumin
Soak beans overnight. Dump water and rinse beans. Meanwhile heat some olive oil in the bean pot and sautee onions and garlic till tender. Dump in the beans, and 6 c water. Bring to a boil, then turn down and let simmer 1 hr. Dump in the cumin, stir, and let simmer another hour.
These are great as a side dish, as a chip dip, mixed with rice and veggies for a grain salad, mushed inside of cheese quesadillas. I never run out of ways to enjoy them!