1 pound Black Beans
1 tablespoon Cooking Oil
Salt and Fresh Ground Black Pepper to taste
Cover beans with water and soak overnight.
Rinse and drain several times.
Cook with at least 7 cups of water for 3 hours. Add more water if needed.
When the beans are tender, add the remaining ingredients and cook another ½ hour.
To serve, you may want to add any or all of the following:
Fresh lemon juice, Tabasco, sour cream, chives, green onions.
Or add one or two eggs, cook for another 2-3 minutes, serve with flour or corn tortillas.