These beans are full of flavor and freeze easily.
1 lb. dry **black beans
2 tbsp. whey
2 quarts water
Soak this mixture overnight.
In the morning:
Add above to a pot and bring to a boil. Skim the foam from the top when it boils. Add:
1 roughly chopped white onion
4 cloves garlic, smashed and peels removed
2 tbsp. salt
Cook about 2 hours, or until beans are tender. Add more salt to taste.
**Variation: To make pinto or white beans, follow recipe exactly as above, but omit whey in the soaking. Pinto beans taste even better with fire-roasted tomatoes mixed in after cooking.