Cooking the Best Pot of Beans



Derek Sarno
 
Derek Sarno
SERVES 6-7PREP 24h COOK 1h

Credit: Derek Sarno

1lb

white beans, soaked overnight with water 2" higher than the beans, rinsed, and drained

1

bay leaf

water

1large

onion, diced

1tablespoon

garlic, chopped

½teaspoon

salt

½teaspoon

black pepper, freshly ground

  1. Boil all ingredients over medium-high heat. Lower the heat, cover and simmer until the beans are tender yet still firm (1h).

  2. Test a bean by checking whether it can be mashed easily and remove the pot from the stove-top.