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                             BASIC BLACK BEANS
 
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 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Main dish                        Cuban
                 Vegetarian
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
   14       oz           Dried black beans
    2       qt           Water
      1/8   ts           Baking soda
      1/2   ts           Ground oregano
    2       ts           Ground cumin
    1       ea           Green pepper, quartered
      1/2   ea           Onion, finely chopped
    3       tb           Minced garlic
      1/4   c            Olive oil
    3       tb           Cider vinegar
      1/4   c            Sherry wine
                         Salt, to taste
 
   Rinse beans and discard any stones. In a large pot, soak beans
   overnight in water with baking soda, oregano, cumin and green pepper.
   The next day, add onion, garlic, olive oil, cider vinegar, sherry and
   salt to the water and cook on medium-low heat for about 3 hours or
   until the beans are very tender and liquid is reduced and somewhat
   thickened. Make sure liquid in pot does not entirely boil away.  To
   prevent beans from burning, add more water when necessary.
  
 
 
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