Ten Dollar Meals Perfect Black Beans

READY IN: 1hr 45mins
Recipe by Sharon123

I just saw this on Ten Dollar Meals by D'Arabian and had to share! I have tweeked just a leeetle bit!

Top Review by COOKGIRl

Considering I used organic dried black beans, this still only ended up costing a mere two dollars to prepare! ;) Sugar was an unexpected ingredient, too. This was made for a potluck. First I prepared the beans on the stove top, transferred the mixture to a crock pot and cooked on LOW. At the potluck the beans were then reduced to the KEEP WARM setting. *Save* some of the bean cooking liquid to rehydrate the beans as needed. Then I set out a tray of minced jalapeno, chopped radishes, cilantro, chives and scallions and small wedges of limes. Reviewed for NA*ME Tag/November.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. The night before, soak the black beans in a large pot of water.
  2. The next day, rinse the beans, cover with 3 cups of fresh water and bring to a boil over high heat.
  3. Reduce the heat and simmer covered for 30 minutes, skimming off any foam. Stir in the onion and simmer 30 minutes more.
  4. Add the garlic, oregano, cumin, and red pepper flakes, and simmer uncovered for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in sugar and vinegar, and taste before seasoning with salt and pepper.
  5. Turn out into a large serving bowl and garnish with chopped scallions. Add a dollop of sour cream and enjoy!

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