Frijoles Con Chipotles
Posted On: 2022-09-22

Chipotle

1/2 lb Dried black beans or pinto beans 3 1/2 c Water
1 Yellow onion; diced
1 Celery rib; diced
1 TB Olive oil
4 Garlic cloves; minced
2 Bay leaves
3 Chipotle peppers; minced
1/2 ts Salt; or to taste
2 c Vegetable stock
1 c Water
2 TB Minced cilantro
2 Tomatoes; chopped

In a heavy soup pot or Dutch oven over high heat, bring beans and 3 1/2 cups of water to a boil. Remove from heat and set aside in a covered dish, for one hour, then drain.

In the same pot, over medium-high heat, saute onion and celery in oil for 5 minutes, or until the onion is soft. Add garlic and saute another minute. Add beans, bay leaves, chiles, salt, stock, and water. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 1 hour, adding additional water if necessary.

Remove bay leaves. Stir in cilantro and tomatoes. Simmer for 20 minutes, or until beans are tender.