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                            GRACIA'S BLACK BEANS
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 Serving Size  : 8    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Vegetarian                       Low-cal
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    3       c            Dry black beans
    1       t            Crushed garlic
    1       t            Salt
                         Hot red pepper (optional)
                         Freshly ground black pepper
                         Extra virgin olive oil
    1       lg           Yellow onion -- minced
   Rinse and sort the beans and bring to a boil in a large pot of unsalted
   water. Simmer for about an hour, stirring occasionally and adding water
   when needed. Cover and soak overnight.  The next day, pour off the soaking
   water and add enough fresh water to cover the beans.  Bring to a boil again
   and let simmer (stirring occasionally and adding water if needed) until
   tender enough to eat. Strain, saving some of the pepper and red pepper. In
   the bottom of a large saucepan, heat enough olive oil to coat the bottom of
   the pan.  Add the garlic mixture to the hot oil and stir once. Add the
   minced onion and cook until the onion is slightly transparent. Add the
   beans and some of the liquid and heat until hot enough to eat. Serve over
   Nutritional Information Per Serving:  Protein - 12 grams (24%);
   Carbohydrates - 33 (68%); Fat - 2 grams (9%); Calories - 192; Sodium - 535
   mg.; Cholesterol - 0 mg.  Exchanges: 2 bread, 1 lean meat.
   These recipes are from the back of “The Whole Story” a publication of the
   Whole Foods Market... (March/April Issue)
   Shared by Linda Martin
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