1Lb. (2 cups) Black Beans

4 ½ Cups water

¼ Lb. bacon, chopped

5 cloves garlic, minced

2 stalks celery, diced

1 large carrot, peeled & diced

1 medium onion, diced

1 jalapeno chili, seeded & minced

1 bay leaf

1 Tablespoon Chili powder

1 teaspoon cumin

½  – 1 Tablespoon Cayenne pepper

½  – ¾ teaspoon black pepper

8 cups chicken broth

Soak beans for 24 hours, drain & rinse. Cover beans with generous amount of cold water and bring to a boil, boil for 20 minutes. Drain, rinse & set aside. Cook bacon until crisp, add garlic, celery, carrot, onion, jalapeno and bay leaf. Cook until vegetables are tender. Add chili powder, cumin, cayenne and black peppers. Stir about 1 minute. Add beans and chicken broth.

Cook at a slow boil until beans are tender and most of liquid is absorbed, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Season with salt, remove bay leaf, and garnish as desired.

Garnish: chopped red onion, sour cream, olives

Lompoc Valley Seed & Milling

524 West Ocean Avenue

Lompoc, CA  93436

OPEN to the Public: Mon-Fri. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Lompoc Valley Seed & Milling has been owned and operated 

by the Campbell Family since 2006.