Popular in Latin and South American cuisine. They are packed with fiber and protein. In addition, consuming black beans are said to help to regulate blood pressure and maintain a healthy digestive system.
They are best prepared with a blend such as Tempero Baiano or just use a good chili pepper such as Chimayo or De Arbol in addition to garlic, cilantro, Mexican oregano, and a dash of salt. Soak beans for at least 12 hours or overnight. Drain, put in a large pot, and cover with 2 inches of water. Simmer, covered, for 1 to 2 hours until tender.