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Simple Herbed Beans

Try this recipe as a stand-alone snack, or add rice to make it a meal. Recipe source: Naturally Ella

Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes Cook Time: 2 hours Servings: 6
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  • 3-4 cups Water
  • 2 teaspoons Salt
  • 1 Bay Leaf
  • 1 teaspoon Rosemary, Thyme or Oregano
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup of your choice of Dry Beans(like Navy, Pinto, Chickpeas, Black Beans, etc.)
  • 1/2 Onion, sliced
  • 3 cloves Garlic, minced
  1. Rinse beans in a strainer. Transfer to a pot or a bowl and cover with water. Let soak overnight, up to 24 hours.
  2. When ready to cook, drain beans. Transfer to a pot. Add enough water to cover beans by 2 inches.
  3. Add salt, onion, garlic, bay leaf and your choice of herb.
  4. Bring to a boil. Boil for 10 minutes, then reduce heat to low. Simmer beans until soft, 45 minutes to 2 hours depending on type of bean.
  5. Taste occasionally to test texture. Add salt and pepper to taste. After cooking, let cool for 20 minutes.
  6. Serve with rice if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1/2 cup made with black beans % Daily Value
Calories 157
Fat 1 g 1%
Saturated Fat 0.8 g 4%
Cholesterol 0 mg 0%
Sodium 393 mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 22 g 8%
Fiber 5 g 18%
Sugars 1 g
Protein 7 g 14%
Ingredient Nutrition Info

Beans are high in protein, complex carbohydrates, folate and iron.

Onions are a good source of vitamin C and vitamin B6.

Garlic contains vitamin B6, manganese and phosphorus.

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