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Guatemalan Style Black Beans
from: Jennifer

These beans are tasty yet very simple to put together. I got this recipe from my Guatemalan boyfriend's aunt. Hope you enjoy.


  • 1 lb dried black beans
  • 6-8 cups water (or enough to cover beans)
  • 1 large onion
  • 5 garlic cloves, whole
  • 4 tablespoons vegetable consomme (or bullion)
  • 2 teaspoons salt

Soak beans over night.

When ready place all ingredients in either a slow cooker, pressure cooker or stock pot on the stove and let simmer all day on low. Usually around 6 hours.

Serve with sweet plantains, tortillas or fresh bread.