5 ½ cups water
2 cups pinto, black, garbanzo or small red beans
1 tablespoon onion powder
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1 tablespoon dried Basil
2 teaspoons sea salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
1 onion diced
6 cloves of garlic (or as many as you like)
Fresh Cilantro to taste (Optional)
1. Place first 7 ingredients in a crock pot and cook for 6 – 8 hours.
2. Add fresh onion and garlic after first two to three hours of cooking.
If you prefer to cook this on the stove, add seasonings once beans are cooked