Monday, June 10, 2013

Jun 10, 2013 - Locavores

Okay, I smashed my elbow and can't type.  So this will be very short.
Gad zukes.

The herb this week is Epazote.  It can be dried and used all season.  I helps relieve bean farts.

Black Beans

  • 1lb uncooked black beans
  • 6 cups hot water
  • 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely diced
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 sprig of epazote, finely chopped
  • 1/2 of an onion, diced
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • salt to taste  Do not add until beans are soft.

Rinse beans and discard any debris. Soak over night.   Place beans in the bottom of the pot and cover with the hot water. Bring beans to a boil, then reduce to a slow simmer and cover. Simmer for about 2 hours. Add in additional ingredients and simmer for another hour, or until beans are soft and a broth has formed. 
Serve beans with a slotted spoon for a side dish. Or, serve in a bowl with the broth and add in some cooked, cubed chicken and some salsa for a main dish.

Have a nice week.

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