Cuban inspired Black Beans

Cuban inspired Black Beans

Ingredients
1 lb Black Beans
1 shallot
large
3 garlic cloves
1 Tbsp oregano
3 Strips Bacon
Thick Cut
1 tsp cumin
salt
pepper
0.25 cp Stock
2 bay leaves
Instructions
Step 1
In a large Pot, add dry beans, Bay leaves, !/2 shallot, garlic, oregano, cumin, 3 tbsp salt, 2 tsp pepper and 1 gl of water.
Step 2
Bring to a boil then reduce heat to low and allow to simmer.
Step 3
Cook until the beans are tender
Step 4
Remove bay leaves and drain beans through a fine mesh strainer.
Step 5
Add diced bacon to pan over medium low heat.
Step 6
Once the fat is rendered, add remainder of shallot (minced)
Step 7
Deglaze pan with stock and S&P to taste.
Step 8
Return beans to the pan and stir to combine.
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