Spicy Black Beans | PCC Natural Markets

Spicy Black Beans

Yield: Makes about 3 cups

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In a heavy-bottomed pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat and cook the onions for 4 to 5 minutes. Add the spices and cook for 30 seconds to bloom their flavor. Add the beans and the water or broth. Simmer the beans gently, stirring occasionally, until beans are tender, about 1 1/2 hours. Season with salt and pepper.

Quick-soaking method

Rinse the beans and remove any rocks or residue. Combine them with 8 cups of water in a large pot. Bring to a rapid boil, and boil for 2 minutes. Remove from heat. Cover and let stand for 1 hour. Drain the beans and rinse them.

Overnight-soaking method

Rinse the beans and remove any rocks or residue. Combine them with 8 cups of water in a large pot. Let stand overnight or at least 6 hours. Drain the beans and rinse them.

Recipe by Lynne Vea, PCC Chef

Source: As seen on the “Cheapskate Challenge” on KING 5’s Evening Magazine aired on April 28, 2009

Lynne Vea


Lynne Vea is a graduate of the Executive Chef Program at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris and has been cooking with PCC Natural Markets since 2001. Featured on King-5’s "Gardening with Ciscoe," she demonstrates easy and delicious recipes using seasonal ingredients.

Lynne is an admired PCC Cooks instructor, teaching a variety of popular PCC Cooks classes throughout the year.

She loves to collect old cookbooks, hunt for wild berries, and cook seven-course dinners where the guests are encouraged to dance and cavort between courses.

Find more recipes from Lynne.

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