Black Beans

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Mexican black beans

Preparation time: 10 min
Cooking time: 40 min

Serves: 4

Dietary guidance: v v 

Tags: healthy · mexican · beans · fat · low ·


1 cup Black beans (dry)
1/2 small onion (or to taste)
1 clove garlic (or to taste)
2 tsp salt (or to taste)


Pick over beans to get any garbage or rocks out of them, rinse them, soak them for 4 hours or overnight. Use a large bowl as the beans will expand. Throw away water they were soaking in, and this is to cut down on the beans producing gas.

In a pressure cooker, bring water to boil, while boiling pour in the beans and ensure that the ratio of water to beans is 2 to one. In other words, water level should be double that of the beans. Insert onion and garlic and salt. Cover pressure cooker. With the heat on high. One the cooker starts releasing pressure, lower the heat to medium. From this point, cook for 40 min.


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