BLACK BEAN TOMATILLO SALSA
2 lbs dry black beans
3 – 5 jalapenos
8 cloves garlic
½ Spanish onion
1 bunch cilantro
OPTIONAL: cumin, oregano, white pepper, salt
QUICK SOAK BEAN METHOD: Put rinsed black beans in large pot and cover with cold water. Add 1 TB baking soda. Bring to a rolling boil, cover and turn off gas heat. Let sit till cool. Drain, cover again with vegetable stock or water. Dry beans can be ready in approximately 30-40 minutes with this method. It also reduces gas in beans using baking powder.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Peel and clean tomatillo, stem jalapeno, cut onion in slices and peel garlic cloves. Put all in a covered dish or wrapped in tin foil until softened. Puree beans, vegetables and cilantro. Add salt and pepper if necessary.
Cost approx. $5.51 for 8 servings