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“This recipe is posted by request. Original recipe is from Rick Bayless.”
3hrs 15mins
6 cups

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place dry beans in a fine colander and pick out any stones you see.
  2. Rinse.
  3. Place in a large pot and add the water.
  4. Bring to a boil-boil for 4 minutes, cover and remove from heat.
  5. Let stand for 1 hour.
  6. Drain.
  7. Cover the beans with the remaining 6 cups water, add the lard and onion.
  8. Bring to a simmer over medium low heat.
  9. Partially cover and simmer until they are fully tender, about 90 minutes to 2 hours.
  10. Stir often to prevent sticking and scorching.
  11. Season with salt and serve.

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