This I got from a girlfriend of mine who loves to cook as much as we do, in our home. But her black beans take on a different twist. They are a hair sweeter then my Martha's Black Beans. These are not my husbands favorites, but if they are on the table, they go on his plate.
2 lbs. (5&1/2 cups) dry black beans (debris picked out)
3-3&1/2 quarts water, as needed
1/4 cup olive oil
2 medium onions, chopped
2 green peppers, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey (or other sweetner)
1 t cumin
Up to 1 T salt
Cook beans and drain, leaving a small portion of liquid as desired; add remaining vegetables and ingredients; continue cooking for 20 minutes.
This is simple stupid. No extra work needed, nearly a one pot meal. Serve over rive and you are good to go.