Heirloom Bean: San Franciscano Beans Slow Cooker or Instant Pot

Prep Time 10 Cook Time 7 to 9 hours Serves 6     adjust servings

Ingredients

    First Cook

    • 1 pound San Fransisco Beans (or black beans or other heirloom)
    • 4 cups water
    • 2 teaspoons Mexican oregano (or regular if that’s what you have)
    • 1 teaspoon chilie powder (like New Mexican or other mild chilie)
    • 1 teaspoon jalapeño powder
    • 1 teaspoon liquid smoke
    • 1/2 teaspoon guajillo chile powder (or ancho)
    • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
    • 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

    Before Serving

    • 1 tablespoon tomato powder (or 2 teaspoons tomato paste)
    • salt, to taste (optional)

    Instructions

    Slow Cooker:
    Add all the first cook ingredients to your 4 to 5 quart slow cooker. Cook on low for 7 to 9 hours, or until the beans are soft.

    Before serving stir in the tomato powder and salt if using.

    Instant Pot:
    Add all the first cook ingredients to your 3 or 6 quart Instant Pot. Cook on high pressure for 30 minutes, carefully release the pressure manually. Then check the beans to see if they are done. If they are still hard cook for 5 to 10 minutes more, or until the beans are soft.

    Before serving stir in the tomato powder, liquid smoke, and salt if using.

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