Frijoles de Olla or Beans from the Pot
Found this recipe on PATI'S MEXICAN TABLE.
- 2 1/4 c
- dry pinto, peruvian or black beans
- 1/2 white onion, about 1/2 pound, peeled of outer skin (do not chop)
- 10 c
- water, may add more if necessary
- 1 Tbsp
- kosher or sea salt, or to taste
Look through dried beans for any stones or bad beans and discard. Rinse the beans in cold water and drain.
Place them in a big heavy pot , discard any that float and cover with enough water to come up to at least 3" above the top of beans, about 10 cups of water. Incorporate the onion and bring to a boil.
*Make sure they simmer gently.