Beans are an inexpensive source of protein, fiber, and iron! Black beans are sweet tasting with a soft floury texture.
How to Select
Select dried beans that are dry, firm, clean, uniform in color, and not shriveled.
How to Store
Store dried beans at room temperature, in a closed container to protect from moisture and pests.
How to Prepare
Dried beans need to be soaked before they are cooked. Cover the beans in cold water and bring to a gentle boil, turn off the heat and allow beans to soak in the water for 1-2 hours. Drain water and rinse with fresh water. To cook beans, cover with fresh water and simmer for 1-2 hours. Do not let beans dry out, beans should always be covered with water.
Recipes with this vegetable
Black Bean Burgers
Missing summer barbecues? Try these inexpensive, flavorful, and protein-packed black bean burgers!
A class favorite, this popular dip is made with common pantry ingredients. A 1/2 serving is only 90 calories!
Southwestern Stuffed Potatoes
These kid-friendly stuffed potatoes are easy to make, and a real crowd pleaser!