At last I have achieved the perfect flavour of traditional black beans with the crock pot. It takes long but it is because of the crock pot; preparation really takes you few minutes of your time. Waiting is worth it and freezing some is an excellent way to enjoy this versatile dish any day. After you have cooked them you can garnish them with diced tomatoes, fresh onion, oregano and some olive oil. If served cold it is great to add some fresh finely chopped jalapeños and some drops of lemon juice. Still hot, you can separate the juice from the beans and use it for cooking rice or just drinking it in a cup with diced avocado and sour cream. There are many ways you can enjoy black beans, this is just the starting point. Buen Provecho!