Instead of soaking the beans to break down the carbohydrates that make the eater socially unacceptable, simmer the beans in 1-2 quarts of water for 30 minutes (either in your crock pot on high or in another pot on the stove), then drain the water & rinse the beans. The beans should have expanded and softened slightly Add to the beans the onion, cumin, cinnamon, black pepper and cayenne pepper. I like to add a jar of salsa and a can of tomato sauce. Add a little water if needed (beans should be sloppy but not soupy at this stage), and cook overnight on "auto-shift" setting or on "low" if your pot doesnt have "auto-shift" The beans are generally done enough to eat in 3-4 hours, but they can be cooked as long as 12 hours with no harm to them. Of course, they will taste better if given time to flavor through. If you want to give your beans a "refried beans" texture and appearance, forget about the bacon grease and frying pan -- just get your hands into it & squish them up! (Dont use a food processor.) These are great in burritos -- I like to scramble some eggs with green peppers, mushrooms and onions, then serve the beans and eggs together as "huevos rancheros." They also work well served with tortilla chips for scooping, with melted cheese (monterray jack or cheddar),lettuce, tomato and sour cream layered over the beans. 8-10 servings. Leftovers freeze well. JMNI@MIDWAY.UCHICAGO.EDU (JILL M. NICOLAUS) REC.FOOD.RECIPES From rec.food.cooking archives. Downloaded from G Internet, G Internet.
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (204g)|
|Recipe Makes: 8|
|Calories from Fat: 9 (5%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 1g||1 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.2g||1 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.4g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 366.8mg||13 %|
|Potassium 735.8mg||19 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 37.6g||11 %|
|Dietary Fiber 12.1g||49 %|
|Sugars, other 25.4g|
|Protein 11.7g||17 %|
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Calories per serving: 197
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