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Thoughtful Thursday SPICY BLACK BEANS

 1 pound dried black beans¼ cup olive oil1 cup onion, finely diced½ cup bell pepper, finely diced2 jalapeno peppers, finely diced2 tablespoons garlic, crushed4 cups vegetable broth1 cup tomatoes, diced2 bay leaves1 teaspoon seasoned salt½ teaspoon onion powder½ teaspoon garlic powder½ teaspoon ground cumin 1. Place beans in a colander & rinse them thoroughly with cold water. In a large heavy pot, heat oil on medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper & jalapeno to the pot then sauté for 5-7 minutes. Add garlic to pot then sauté for 1 more minute.  2. Add vegetable broth, beans, tomatoes, bay leaves & all seasonings to pot. Bring to a boil, cover then reduce heat to low.  3. Cook beans for 2½-3 hours. Add water if beans become too thick. The liquid should be theconsistency of thin gravy. Serve with meat, rice or cornbread. servings: 12 / prep time: 15 minutes / cook time: 3 hours

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