Saturday, July 26, 2014

Black Beans (from Brazil)

1 lb black beans
3-4 Bay Leaves
3 Whole garlic cloves (unchopped)
2 TBSP chopped garlic (optional)
Large or 14 OZ beef smoked sausage or kabasa, cut into slices (I use half of one)

1-1.5 onions, chopped and sautéed.

SOAK beans for around 12 hours. If you don't soak, it may taste bitter and will take longer to cook.

Add all ingredients except onions to pressure cooker. Cover with water plus 2-3 inches extra. Cook 30 minutes on high once pressure cooker starts steaming (or on 'normal bean' mode). Cook 45 minutes if beans not soaked prior.

Right before serving, add sautéed onions. Take 1-2 ladles of mostly beans and smash and put in pan with onions and rest of mixture. Cook on med/med high stirring occasionally until water evaporates mostly. Enjoy!

Freezes well (best if onions added once thawed and ready to eat).