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Thoughtful Thursday SPICY BLACK BEANS

1 pound dried black beans
¼ cup olive oil
1 cup onion, finely diced
½ cup bell pepper, finely diced
2 jalapeno peppers, finely diced
2 tablespoons garlic, crushed
4 cups vegetable broth
1 cup tomatoes, diced
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ 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 the
consistency of thin gravy. Serve with meat, rice or cornbread. 
servings: 12 / prep time: 15 minutes / cook time: 3 hours
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