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Frijoles De Olla (Beans Cooked In A Pot)

Cuisine: Mexican
Type: Vegetables
Serves: 8 people

Recipe Ingredients

4 1/2   Water
1 1/3 lbs 605g / 21ozDried black beans - washed
  Soaked overnight
2   White onions - halved
3   Garlic - halved, or 10
  Garlic - whole
  Salt to taste
30   Epazote or cilantro leaves

Recipe Instructions

From the Gulf [of Campeche] area.

Bring water to a boil in a large saucepan or clay pot. Add beans, onion, and garlic. Cook at a slow boil for 1 1/2 hours or until beans are done. Add salt after 1 hour of cooking.

Blend 1 cup beans in a blender or food processor with a little cooking water. Add bean mixture to remaining beans. Stir in epazote.

Serve beans with chopped green onion, chile serrano, chopped cilantro, and tomato or with fresh cream and grated cheese.

Chile Pepper Magazine, February 1991


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