You will need
- 16 ounces dried Prunotto black turtle beans
- 1 quart cold water
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 bell peppers, sliced thin
- 2 large onions, minced
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 bay leaves
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 tablespoon vinegar
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- cooked white rice
How to prepare
Soak beans overnight. Rinse well.
Put beans in a large kettle or Dutch oven; cover with cold water and boil 1 hour.
Add bell pepper, onions, oil, and bay leaves.
Cook slowly for about 4 hours or until beans are tender and begin to thicken.
Add salt, vinegar, and sugar just before serving.
Best if cooked a day ahead.
Serve on rice with smoked pork, ham or sausage.