Recipe: Awesome Anasazi Beans

Awesome Anasazi Beans


1 cup Anasazi beans, dry, picked over and rinsed (1 cup dry beans makes 2 ½ cups cooked.)       
1 medium onion, chopped

3 cloves garlic, pressed or minced

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 bay leaf
1 jalapeno or other pepper, skin and seeds removed, then finely chopped

6 cups vegetable stock, chicken stock, or water (or combinations of your choice)

salt, to taste

minced green onions or cilantro leaves
grated Cotija or Parmesan cheese for garnish

Cover the beans in water and soak overnight, allowing extra water for expansion. Drain, rinse in cold water. Add stock or water to equal 6 cups. Pour into pot. 

Add remaining ingredients except salt and bring to a boil. Boil 5 minutes. Cover, with lid slightly ajar, at a low simmer for 1- 1.5 hours, or until beans are tender. Halfway through cooking , season with salt to taste. Add more liquid as needed if beans begin to dry out. Serve hot, garnished with green onion and/or cilantro, and cheese.