Cooking black beans. Black beans are also known as turtle beans or frijoles negros.
There are many ways to cook black beans, such as boiling, pressure cooking, slow cooking and baking. Whatever you choose, we have cooking times (and cooking temperatures) for you! Translation in French: haricots noirs.
How do I cook black beans?
- Preparing black beans
- Cooking black beans in a pot (in water)
- Cooking black beans with a pressure cooker
- Cooking black beans with a slow cooker
What to pair black beans with?
Black beans can be used in many dishes, from soups and stews to salads and burritos. You can pair them with rice and vegetables or use them to make enchiladas or chili. Serve black beans with quinoa, tomatoes, steamed spinach, onions or roasted chicken.
Here are simple steps to prepare black beans.
Rinse the black beans thoroughly in cold water. You may want to soak them to reduce the cooking time.
Soaking can be done in two ways: either an overnight soak or a quick soak.
- Overnight soak: Place the beans in a large bowl and cover them with water. Let them soak overnight or for at least 8 hours.
- Quick soak: Place the beans in a large pot and cover them with water. Bring the water to a boil and let them boil for 2-3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover the pot, and let them soak for 1 hour.
Cook black beans in pot
Cooking black beans in a pot. To boil black beans (cook black beans in water):
1. Place the black beans in a pot and cover them with water.
2. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 1-2 hours, or until the beans are tender.
3. Drain the beans and rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking process.
Cook black beans pressure cooker
Cooking black beans with a pressure cooker. If you have a pressure cooker, you can cook black beans in just a fraction of the time.
1. Add the black beans to the pressure cooker with enough water to cover them.
2. Cook for 25-30 minutes, then let the pressure release naturally.
Cook black beans slow cooker
To cook black beans in a slow cooker:
1. Add the black beans to the pot with enough water to cover them.
2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours, or until the beans are tender.