Boistfort Valley Farm
Community Supported Recipe Box

Simple Beans

To be used as a side, or served with chips, on tortillas with cheese and toppings, or as desired. If cooking for soup, just cut the cumin and cilantro.


  • 1 1/2 cups dry beans
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1/2 tsp coriander
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (fresh, high quality -- otherwise use more)
  • 1 heaping tsp dried cilantro leaves
  • 1/2 tsp salt


dish: side
season: fall

Sort dry beans. Rinse thoroughly and pour into a medium pot. Add water to at least two inches above the level of the beans. Bring to a boil for approximately 5 minutes, then remove from heat. Let stand one hour, then pour out water and refill with new, again two inches over the level of the beans. Bring to a boil and add seasonings. Simmer until liquid is reduced and beans are soft and creamy, one hour or longer. Add additional salt or seasonings as desired.