Mexican bean pot
- Lard, salt pork or oil -- 2 tablespoons
- Onion, chopped -- 1
- Dried beans, any variety, rinsed and soaked overnight -- 2 cups
- Salt -- 1 to 2 teaspoons
Heat the lard, salt pork or oil in a large saucepan over medium flame (the salt pork until it renders its fat). Add the onions and saute until just translucent.step 2
Stir in the soaked beans and enough water to cover beans by about 1 inch. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer, covered, for 1 to 2 hours, or until the beans are cooked through and tender. Add water as needed to keep the beans covered.step 3
Near the end of the cooking time, stir in salt to taste.