- Soak the black beans in water for 24 hours

-Rinse the beans and cook them for about 3 hours under a low flame

- Strain and set aside for when needed

- Add olive oil, onions, bell peppers and garlic over medium heat in a cast iron pot

- Add the bay leafs and cumin and caramelize for about 5-7 minutes

-Stir in the black beans to the mixture

- Pour in chicken stock and let the mixture reduce, for another 15 minutes

- Season with salt and pepper and serve alongside Cornish hen

  • 2 cups black beans
  • 3 cups water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 chopped white onion
  • 1 chopped green bell pepper
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 bay leafs
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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