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how to cook black beans

How to Cook Black Beans

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pound cooked beans 1x
  • Category: beans, dried beans
  • Method: stove top, instant pot, slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

How to Cook Black Beans! A complete primer for how to cook black beans from scratch.


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pound cooked beans 1x
  • Category: beans, dried beans
  • Method: stove top, instant pot, slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 90 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 40 minutes
  • Yield: 1 pound cooked beans 1x
  • Category: beans, dried beans
  • Method: stove top, instant pot, slow cooker
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried black beans
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 4 cups of water

Instructions

  1. To soak first, place the beans in a large bowl and cover with at least 8 cups of water. Let soak for 8 hours or overnight. Drain and rinse.
  2. Add the beans and 4 cups of water and bring to a boil, then cover and reduce heat to medium-low. Let cook for 60-120 minutes, or until beans are tender. Soaked beans till take closer to 60-90 minutes; unsoaked beans will take closer to 120 minutes. As cooking time is determined by freshness of beans, I recommend checking the beans around 1 hour.

Notes

For slow cooker and Instant Pot directions, refer to the text of the post.

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