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Basic Beans

2 Onions, chopped
2 3 cloves garlic
1 lb Dried beans, soaked 4 hours or over night
1 2 bay leaves
Water to cover.


Put in slow cooker and cook about 4-6 hours on high or overnight on low. Beans should be soft (small white beans take longest, pinto beans shorter)

Add spices, veggies, etc. (see below) cook about another hour.

Spices:, veggies, etc:

1) 1 tsp dried cumin, 1 tsp paprika, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper, 1-2 Tbsp. soy sauce, a few chili peppers, chopped, chopped green pepper, can chopped tomatoes, some frozen corn. (Good with black beans) 1/2 tsp liquid smoke tastes good added.

2) 1 tsp cumin, 1 can chopped green chilies, chopped green pepper, 1 Tbsp soy sauce (good with white beans).

3) 1-2 Tbsp soy sauce, 1/4 cup molasses, 1/4 tsp cayenne, 1/2 tsp dried mustard, (good with pinto or black eyed peas)

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