Good beans

Everything is better with bacon. –Anonymous

Them some good beans! –Myself, after finishing my third bean burrito in a row with these beans

2 cups black beans

3/4 cup bacon grease
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp chili powder
1 bay leaf
Express bean soak: Rinse beans and place in a 2-cup microwave safe measuring cup (Pyrex).  Microwave for 2 minutes, let stand for 10 minutes and drain.
Place soaked beans in a large pressure cooker and cover with at least 2″ of water.  Add bacon grease, cumin, chili powder and bay leaf.  Seal pressure cooker and cook on high for 90 minutes.  Salt to taste.
Serve with chopped onion and grated cheese.

Trader Joe’s English Breakfast

Water: 6oz
Time: 3min
Milk: 2oz

Verdict: Stale. Old. Bitter with very little flavor. Does not take milk well at all; texture becomes watery like an herbal tea. I would consider taking it back to the store had I not paid only $2 for it.