Best Beans Ever
Sides & Salads
of TYH Sprouted Black Beans
organic apple cider or juice
small organic yellow onions, peeled
sorghum or cane syrup
Place sprouted black beans in large bowl and cover with filtered water at least 3 inches above beans.
Let beans soak at least 24 hours to reduce cooking time.
Drain beans and transfer to a large Dutch oven.
Add 3 cups of cider or juice.
Bring to a boil over medium heat.
Gently boil, uncovered, stirring occasionally, for 1 hour. Remove from heat. Drain, reserving liquid.
Layer half of thick-sliced bacon on the bottom of Dutch oven or bean pot. Spoon beans on top. Nestle onions in beans.
Heat syrup, mustard and salt until salt dissolves. Pour mixture over beans. Top with remaining bacon.
Add reserved cider liquid. If necessary add water or additional cider (I add more cider) to cover all.
Cover bean mixture and bake at 300 degrees for 3 hours, adding cider as needed.
Bake 2 more hours until beans are tender.