Black Turtle Beans 101
When speaking of ‘black beans’, most people are referring to black turtle beans. These are what you find in cans or raw in bulk sections of all food stores. Black turtle beans even come in many sub-varieties with cool names like: Domino, Blackhawk, Nighthawk, and Zorro.
Regardless of what you call them, black beans are packed with fiber, protein, and potassium. These are must-have ingredients for the active lifestyle. And, once you integrate black beans into your baking, be prepared for a whole new generation of desserts that deliver nutrient dense deliciousness.
Also, beans are inexpensive. When bought in bulk, you are getting huge amounts your protein and vitamins at a discount price.
How to Cook Black Beans
- Sort through your beans to remove any funky looking ones, along with any non-bean debris that might have gotten into you beans.
- Wash beans in a colander.
- Soak beans over night in refrigerator.
- Rinse beans throughly in colander.
- Boil in water for approximately 60 minutes. Add water when needed. You want to keep beans submerged.
- Test beans with a fork to see if they are ready.