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Default Re: beans - from scratch

When I make Cuban style black beans, using dry or canned beans, I always start with a sofrito of onion, garlic and tomato. The onion and garlic are sauteed until softened, during this time I add freshly ground cumin and a dried bay leaf or two. You can also add diced green bell to the onion and garlic if you like. Next I add seeded and chopped fresh tomato and let that cook over med-low heat for a few minutes. Next is the beans which if canned I add with the liquid, fresh get drained after cooking. I use chicken stock to further flavor the beans, but vegetable stock would work as well. Some folks like to add Adobo seasoning, but I like cumin best. I only add salt at the end just before serving. Remove the bay leaves and serve with long grain cooked rice. I use this recipe for refried beans, frying in Manteca (lard) and adding Cotija cheese.
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