Ingredients Edit

Directions Edit

  1. Sort and wash beans, discarding shrivelled or cracked ones; soak overnight in cold water.
  2. Drain beans discarding the water, rinse under running tap water and place in a soup pot with 12 cups water.
  3. Peel garlic cloves (do not chop) and coarsely chop the cilantro (stems too).
  4. Add salt, garlic, oregano and cilantro to beans and bring to boil.
  5. Reduce heat, cover and simmer for 2 or more hours (preferably 3–4 hours).
  6. Remove garlic cloves.
  7. Drain and serve (or use in Gallo Pinto, Sopa Negra, mashed in sandwiches etc. Save the cooling water if making Sopa Negra).
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