For future reference. This came out just about perfect.
1 lb black beans, soaked and drained
1 medium yellow onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
4 slices pre-cooked bacon, crumbled
4 c. chicken broth, low sodium
2 c. water
1 1/2 t. cumin
1 1/2 t. chili powder
Kosher salt (optional)
Carolina Reaper flakes to taste
Throw everything except the salt and Reaper flakes in a pot. Cook covered on medium low for about 3 hours until the liquid is absorbed and the beans are falling apart. Add the Reaper flakes carefully. Taste and add salt if necessary.