Black Beans and Rice

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Black Beans and Rice

Black Beans and Rice


  • 1 1/2 lb dried black turtle beans
  • 1 lg bell pepper diced
  • 1 hot pepper optional
  • tabasco optional
  • 4 onions diced
  • 6 cloves garlic chopped
  • 3/4 c celery diced
  • 1/4 c parsley chopped
  • 2 tb oregano chopped
  • 2 tb basil chopped
  • 2 bay leaves
  • pinch ground cloves
  • 1/2 ts ground cumin
  • 4 beef boullion cubes
  • 1 lb lean bulk pork sausage
  • 1 lb pork b


  • Beans: Wash and look for gravel then soak overnight in a bowl being sure beans are well covered with water. For cooking use a large crock pot.

    Meats: First, brown bulk sausage in a skillet and pour off excess grease. Add other meats and stir to brown. Add bell pepper, onion, garlic, celery, and spices. Salt and pepper moderately, taste after cooking several hours and add more if needed.

    Add beans and soak water. If necessary add more water to cover entire ingredients by at least two inches. Stir in four bouillon cubes. Cover and cook on crock pot high for three hours then turn to low for at least six hours.

    If you enjoy hot and spicy foods add the hot pepper (jalapeno, habanero or whatever you like) and Tabasco. If you don't like it hot, then leave them out or serve the Tabasco at the table.

    Serve beans and meat over rice. I have found brown rice to be quite tasty but white rice is fine too. Serve in a soup bowl and top with fresh chopped onion.

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