Original Easy Beansy Beans

If you're looking for one basic recipe for beans that can be used morning, afternoon or night, this one's for you. Packed with flavor, these beans are great on toast or in a burrito or rice bowl.

This recipe works best with dried beans. If that's too much for your family, it's super easy to freeze them in individual portions. And you can't beat the cost.

Feel free to modify based on what you like!

Original Easy Beansy Beans 

- 1 Onion, diced

- 2 Carrots, diced

- 1-2 Celery stalks, diced

- 1 Small Green Pepper, diced- 1-3 Garlic cloves, diced

- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

- 32oz Water, Vegetable or Chicken Broth

- Water as necessary

- 3 Tablespoons Easy Beansy Spice Mix per pound of dried beans

- 1 pound dried black beans, sorted and soaked overnight in water with 1tbspn salt

Heat the oil over medium heat and then add the onion, green pepper, carrot, and celery. Drain the dried black beans and rinse. until tender, about 10 minutes. Add the garlic and Easy Beansy Spice mix and sautee for about 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add the drained beans to the pot and cook until tender, adding water if necessary, about 2 hours but possibly longer based on bean age.

If desired, add a splash of lime juice or a few drops of apple cider vinegar before serving.