This is works just as well with Black beans, or any other beans you like.
This recipe isn’t much more complicated than the Broccoli Soup recipe, but if you start with Dry beans like I do, it takes considerably longer. But it’s worth it, the taste and texture you get from starting with dry beans, you’ll never get out of a can.
I buy Dry Goya Red Kidney beans and soak them over night in cold water. The next day I Rinse and put them back in the same pot, cover them with 2 inches of water. I throw in a roughly chopped 1/2 of a large White or Spanish Onion and bring to a boil, DO NOT ADD SALT (at this point it just toughens the beans).
After it comes to a boil I lower the heat to a Simmer and partially cover. Keep the heat low and stir every once in a while to make sure they don’t stick to the bottom of the pot. Simmer about 2 to 3 hours until most of the water is gone. What this will give you is a very flavorful sauce with your beans. When it’s the consistency you want, take off the heat and let stand for 10 minutes. I add a pinch of salt to taste at this point, a pinch for a pot of beans isn’t much. If you want the beans to taste more like Baked Beans, try adding Cinnamon and a pinch of Dry Mustard, or even a shot of Ketchup.
I don’t add the ketchup, I don’t need it because my favorite way to eat my Red Beans is to put them in the microwave to reheat and then add a good dollop of Salsa either homemade or store bought. It could be a Meals In Minutes… If you don’t count the Overnight Soak and the Three Hour Simmer… LOL
Let’s talk cost for a minute. A 1 pound of dry beans cost less than $2. When you soak them, they re hydrate and swell, so 1 pound becomes 2 pounds or more. That’s a dollar a pound, for a high protein, very nutritional and versatile food source. It may very well be the Best Bargain in the Market. Make them a staple of your diet, a part of every meal. Eat Healthy and Save Money.. Good Deal?