Best Black Beans Ever

Best Black Beans Ever

Serves 6 to 8

Concentrating the bright flavor of green onions, fresh garlic and dry white wine is the key to this ideal pot of black beans. Spoon over rice or expand with vegetables and broth to make a soup.

  • 1 pound dried black beans, soaked overnight in water, rinsed and drained
  • 6 dried bay leaves
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 bunch green onions, white and light green parts sliced, dark green parts thinly sliced, divided
  • 2 cups Sauvignon Blanc
  • 3/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
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Put beans, bay leaves, garlic, white and light green sliced onions and 3 quarts water into a large pot and bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until just tender, about 1 1/2 hours. (Skim off and discard any foam that gathers on the surface.) Meanwhile, in a small pot, simmer wine over medium heat until reduced by half, about 15 minutes. 

Uncover the bean pot, stir reduced wine and salt into beans and continue to simmer, uncovered, until beans are very tender and creamy, 20 to 30 minutes more; discard bay leaves. Ladle into bowls, top with remaining green onions and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:250 calories (0 from fat), 0g total fat, 0g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 250mg sodium, 42g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 6g sugar), 13g protein
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