It’s day two of crock pot week! We bought a fancy can of spicy black beans that I used to make these homemade black bean burgers. But since you can get a bag of dry beans for a buck and can of beans runs $1.50. So the cheap-o in me loves making beans at home. These aren’t very spicy but they certainly have a hint of flavor that I like better than the just plain ones I usually make.
a pound of dry black beans
1 small onion, diced
2 jalepenos, diced (with seeds)
Soak the beans in a large bowl of water overnight. Rise before you put them in a crock pot and stir onion and jalepenos. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, until the beans are just fork tender. Serve immediately or portion into 1 1/2 cup portions and freeze for later use. A cup and a half is equal to the volume of a can, so feel free to sub your frozen beans (thawed of course) in any recipe that calls for a can.