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Basic Black Beans
from Vegetarian Resource Center - Boston, USA

  • 2 cups black beans (cooked or canned)
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 heaping tablespoon minced garlic.* (if you want, substitute the minced fresh garlic with 1& 1/4 tsp of granulated garlic.
  • 1cup crushed or diced tomatoes. (fresh or canned/ make sure the skin is removed)
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 3/4 tsp ground coriander seed
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil.
Heat the oil in a skillet, add all of the ingerdients except for the black beans and tomatos, saute ontil onions are soft but not glassy (clear).
using a pot that can hold not only the beans and tomatos but all of the other ingredients as well, heat and mix the beans and tomatos until they are just lightly bubbling
if you use raw tomato cover the pot once the mixture starts bubbling.
Then turn the heat low and cover for 10 minutes.
Once both mixtures are ready, fold them together in the pot and heat for an additional 2 minutes, stirring well.
Salt to taste and serve hot over rice or cornbread!