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Smoky Black Beans

Ingredients Amount
Black beans 1 lb.
Bacon slices, cut into baton 3 ea.
White onion, diced 1 large
Tomatoes, roasted and peeled 3 ea.
Chipotles en adobo, chopped 2 Tbsp.
Salt to taste


  1. Put the beans in a non-aluminum pot and cover with 3 inches of water. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer, covered.

  2. Meanwhile, cook the bacon in a skillet until the fat is rendered and the bacon is crisp. Add the onions and sauté until the onion is transparent.

  3. Purée the tomatoes in a blender. Add the tomato purée and chipotles chiles into the onion mixture. Add the black beans and the cooking liquid and mix.

  4. Cover and simmer 2-3 hours or until the beans are tender. Cooking time depends on the age as much as the type of bean. When the beans have finished cooking, add salt to taste and serve in bowls with some of the cooking liquid.

Yields 2 quarts

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