Black Turtle Beans
3 Cups Black Turtle Beans
1 whole chopped onion
3 cloves garlic
Enough water to cover the beans in a crock pot
1 small beef soup bone
10 whole coriander seeds
1 tsp whole brown flax seeds
2 tablespoons sea salt
Cook on high setting during the day and at night either cook at low or warm setting. I watch the water levels and add water to keep the beans covered. These small beans generally cook up in two days, but three is not unheard of. What I usually do is pull out whatever beans I need for one meal, and then add an addional cup or two of dry Pinto beans and more water and let the crock pot go for another day or two. The mixed black beans and pinto beans I then bottle and put in the fridge to use in bean dips and soups.
The bean stock from the pot is an amazing powerhouse of b-vitamins and is a great base for a vegetable soup.
It goes without saying that the soup bone is given to our dog Sammy.