black beans with nopalitos

22 Feb

These were so good. And easy. The directions seem longish and complicated, but there’s really very little hands-on time.

x2 for dinnershare

1# dried black beans, sorted, soaked overnight & rinsed*
1 onion, thinly sliced*
4 cloves garlic, chopped*
2 tsp salt*
2 Tbsp oil*
5 cups water*
8-10 tomatillos, paper skins removed and cut into eighths
1-14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes
1-30 oz jar nopalitos**, drained and rinsed

Preheat oven to 350. Meanwhile, bring the beans, onion, garlic, salt, oil & water to pressure in a pressure cooker. Cook at pressure for four minutes, then let pressure drop at its own accord. (You could boil these in a pot, but I can never go back to ‘the old way’ since getting a pressure cooker. Alternatively, you could sub the ingredients in this step with 4 cans of black beans with their juice).

While beans are cooking, put the tomatillos in a greased baking pan (not cookie sheet). Roast for one hour, turning every fifteen minutes, until nice and shrively and the juices have been released.

In a big pot, add the tomatillos and their juices, tomatoes and drained nopalitos. Add in beans and all of their cooking liquid. Bring to boil for one minute and then serve.

*can sub 4 cans of black beans. but cooked dried beans are so much better!
**I used Dona Maria brand, which also has some spices.

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