Mom's (Calhoun) Black Bean Soup, Refried Black Beans, and Gallo Pinto
salt and pepper,
To make refried beans: Drain beans from broth. Heat some oil in a large saute pan. Add the beans and cook over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.
To make gallo pinto: Drain beans from broth. Cook rice as directed. Heat some oil in a large saute pan. Add the beans and rice and cook over medium heat for 6 to 8 minutes, or until the rice is lightly browned and the mixture is aromatic. Add salt and pepper to taste.
To make soup: Wash beans, cover them with, and let them soak overnight. After soaking them overnight, drain and rinse. Cook them in 6 cups of water with garlic and onion. Cook for two hours until they are soft, adding additional water if necessary. Once they are cooked, add salt to taste.