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How To Cook Dry Black Beans [No Soak]

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Want to know how to cook black beans?

This dry black bean recipe it’s so easy, incredibly tender, and so intensely flavored, you’ll never go back to canned beans again. There’s no soaking involved, or any complicated steps. The goal here is to get tender, delicious black beans that can be added to a long list of meals, for example, burritos or rice.

I don’t use a pressure cooker. I didn’t feel like soaking. So I have something that’s straight-to-the-point. All you need is a pot, some beans, water, and a couple of hours to spare.

Alright, let’s get into the some helpful points with making these dry black beans:

Here are some things we’re not doing with this recipe:

  • Not soaking
  • We’re not adding any ingredient that’s acidic (tomatoes, oranges, etc)
  • Using old beans

Here are some things we’re totally doing with this recipe:

  • Keeping it simple
  • Getting straight to the point
  • Eating it afterwards

How To Cook Dry Black Beans [No Soak] Recipe

Cooking Notes:

  • At around 1.5 hours, my beans were already tender.
  • After they were tender, I added my seasonings.
  • I cooked the beans over medium heat for another 10 minutes without the lid to get thicker bean gravy.

Ingredients:

Directions:

  1. Rinse beans and pick out any dirt, twigs, or anything else that doesn’t belong.
  2. Throw the beans into a pot.
  3. Fill the pot with water, until the water covers the beans by 2-3 inches.
  4. Cover the pot and crank up the temperature. Allow the beans to boil for 15 minutes.
  5. Then, drop the temperature to low. Let it softly simmer.
  6. Simmer beans for 2-2.5 hours, stir occasionally.
  7. Once beans are tender, add some salt and seasonings of choice. I used adobo, garlic powder, and cumin, bay leaves.
  8. Cook for another 10 minutes without the lid to get a thicker bean sauce.
  9. Serve and eat.

Cooking Notes:

  • At around 1.5 hours, my beans were already tender.
  • After they were tender, I added my seasonings.
  • I cooked the beans over medium heat for another 10 minutes without the lid to get thicker bean gravy.

Congrats! You now know how to cook dry black beans from scratch.

Serve your black beans with a side of rice or have it as is. Here are other foods that go perfectly with black beans:

Easy Baked-Oven Plantains Recipe (Maduros)

Plant-Based Picadillo Recipe

Plant-Based Baked Potato Wedges, Oil-Free

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