Pot Beans  (Frijoles de la Olla)

If you're looking for a new bean recipe, you've found it! This Pot Beans recipe is so simple and delicious, that it will be your new staple go-to beans dish.


– 1 C of dried beans rinsed – ½ of a yellow onion roughly sliced – 1 tsp of ground cumin – 1 tsp of red chile pepper flakes – 1 tsp of dried Mexican oregano – 4 C of hot water – Salt to taste

Put everything but the salt in a large pot, cover, and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, and let cook for around 2 hours, or until the beans are soft. (If you're using black beans, this may take longer than with other varieties.)

Stir in the salt and let cook for another 1/2 hour.

Serve the beans and their broth in individual bowls. Or strain out the beans, serve those, and use the broth as a soup base.