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Ranchero Beans

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“Mexican style beans with the most delicious broth. I never bother to soak these beans, or pour off the first boil of water. This is the way we've cooked Mexican beans in my family for generations. But, if you're a stickler for bean ritual, feel free to presoak, et cetera, to your heart's content.”
READY IN:
3hrs 20mins
SERVES:
8-10
UNITS:
US

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Directions

  1. Sort the beans, toss out all the rocks and imperfect beans. Rinse beans and place in a pot. Cover with water 2 inches above beans. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, covered for 1 1/2 hours, adding water if needed.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, making sure water covers everything. Simmer about 1 1/2 hours.
  3. Taste the beans and broth together in a spoon. If it is not spicy enough for you, dice the jalapeño or add a few drops of Tobasco to taste.
  4. Serve in a cup or bowl.

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