Total Calories: 107
1. Bring the water, beans, and kombu to boil in a large pot over high heat. Reduce the heat to low and simmer covered, stirring occasionally, for about 1 hour.
2. Add the sun-dried tomatoes, onion, bay leaves, tamari, and vinegar to the pot and stir well. Continue to simmer, stirring occasionally, for another hour or until the beans are very tender and the cooking liquid has thickened. (If the beans are too dry, add more water as needed.)
3. Add the garlic, black pepper, and liquid smoke (if using) to the cooked beans. Mix well.
4. Serve as is or top with a garnish of finely chopped fresh parsley, cilantro, or basil.
For a Change . . .
* Substitute Great Northern beans for the pinto beans.
* For a Tex-Mex version, add 2 teaspoons cumin, 1 teaspoon dried basil, and a pinch of cayenne pepper to the pot in Step 2. Top with fresh cilantro and salsa before serving. Enjoy with corn tortillas, avocado, and a green salad.
* For a version of this dish that is traditionally served on New Year’s Day in the South, substitute black-eyed peas for the pinto beans. Black-eyed peas symbolize prosperity for the coming year. They are served either with green cabbage or turnip greens (the green color signifies money). Keep in mind that black-eyed peas cook a little faster than pinto beans, so be sure to keep an eye on them and test for doneness as they cook.
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