-Finely chop 1 onion and 3 cloves of garlic.
-Add 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil to a large pot then saute the garlic and onions for 5 minutes over medium heat.
-Pick through 1 pound of Black Turtle beans and then rinse well.
-Place beans in a large pot and add water until beans are submerged by 3 to 4 inches.
-Squeeze the juice of 1 orange into the pot and then add the squeezed orange halves.
-Cover and place over high heat until water comes to a boil, then uncover and reduce heat to a bare simmer.
-Cook until beans are completely tender and creamy, 1 to 1½ hours, stirring occasionally.
-Remove orange halves then add in the following:
½ tsp powdered cumin, 1 tsp dried oregano and 1 tsp sea salt
-Increase heat to medium and simmer, stirring frequently 10 minutes more.