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Beans recipe

I use this recipe to make black, pinto, red kidney beans.



List of Ingredients

  • 1 bag of beans (2 lbs)
  • 1 Large white onion chopped
  • 1 Serrano pepper chopped
  • 2 TBS Oil or Lard
  • 1 chorizo link (7 oz)
  • 4 Cups of chicken broth (or water and chicken bouillon)
  • Chicken bouillon for seasoning
  • Salt

Prep work

Rinse the beans in cold water, and let them soak in a bowl overnight.

Cooking the beans

Place the beans in a pot; I generally use an Instant pot, but it can be done in a regular pot.

Cover the beans with Chicken broth (about 4 cups). If no broth is available, cover with water and add two TBS of chicken bouillon.

In an Instant Pot, cook on high pressure for 17 minutes and use the natural release method. 

In a regular pot, bring to a boil, and lower the flame to cook until tender over medium low heat.