You are here: Home » Recipes » Black Beans with Chiles Black Beans with Chiles Recipe by RelishKitchen Tested Yield 8 servings Prep 15 mins Cook 85 mins Turn the bag of hard little black pebbles into a side -- or filling -- for just about any Mexican-style dish. Mark Boughton PrintEmail These beans are the perfect side to cheese quesadillas, tacos or enchiladas. Add extra broth and purée the beans until they're creamy for a black bean soup, if preferred. Ingredients 1 pound black turtle beans1 small red onion, chopped1 small carrot, chopped2 whole serrano chiles or 1 jalapeño chile (optional)2 bay leaves1 tablespoon ground cumin1/4 pound bacon, chopped4 1/4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth1/2 teaspoon salt Freshly ground black pepper Instructions Rinse beans. Place beans in a large bowl or Dutch oven. Cover with water by several inches. Let soak overnight. Place bacon, onion and carrot in a Dutch oven. Cook until bacon is crisp and onion is tender. Drain beans and add to pan. Add whole chiles, bay leaves, cumin, chicken broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, reduce heat and simmer, covered, 1 hour. Uncover and simmer until beans are very tender, about 15 minutes. Remove and discard bay leaves and chiles.