Monday, May 1, 2017

Pressure Cooker Black Beans

This recipe is from my Grandma Carlson.  When I make these beans I think of her.  Her house was always filled with wonderful aromas!  She was a fantastic cook!  When she made them they would soak overnight and cook for several hours during the day.  I love that I can have the same beans in less than an hour - starting with dry beans!  She would have loved electric pressure cookers!

1 pound black beans
1 medium onion, diced
3 large stalks celery, diced
2 - 3 cloves garlic
5 teaspoons oil
1 jalapeno pepper
8 cups water
1 1/2 - 2 teaspoons salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper

Rinse and sort beans.  Place in pressure cooker.  Add onions, celery, garlic, oil, whole jalapeno pepper, and water.  Cook on high heat for 32 minutes, use the quick release method.  Pour off, most of the water then add salt and pepper to taste.  Serve warm!

Note:  If you soak the beans overnight, cook them on high temperature for 24 minutes.