One 1-pound bag black beans
2 garlic cloves
dash of ground chipotle pepper
1/4 teaspoon black ground pepper
salt, to taste (after cooking)
Soak black beans overnight or use quick soak method on package. Drain, rinse well and drain again. Place in slow cooker with onion, garlic, bay leaf, chipotle pepper, black pepper and water to cover by 1/2". Cover and cook on high for 8 hours or until beans are tender. Season to taste with salt.