Epazote is a popular cooking herb in Mexico with a similar flavor profile to oregano. Left to simmer atop the stove, hearty Black Beans soak up all the rich flavors and aromas of bacon, onion, garlic and our Ground Epazote.
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 180 min
Total time: 185 min
Makes 5 cups
Place beans in 6-quart pot and cover with 2-1/2 quarts water. Discard any beans that float to surface. Add bacon, onion, garlic and epazote.
Bring to a boil over high heat. Reduce heat to low to maintain a very gentle simmer, cover partially with lid and cook until beans are tender, about 2 to 2-1/2 hours. Add additional liquid as needed.
Stir in 1-1/2 teaspoons salt and simmer for about 15 minutes more until beans have absorbed salt. Discard onion, garlic and bacon. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary. Serve.