How to Soak and Cook Dried Beans

Easy recipe for cooking dried beans overnight.


  • 1 lb dried black beans
  • 3 quarts of water
  • Salt & Pepper



Pour beans on a baking sheet and pull out any cracked, yucky looking ones, or even possible stones and dirt.


Put beans into a colander and rinse well.


Soak beans overnight in a 5 quart sauce pan. Make sure to pour several inches of water in the pan because the beans will expand quite a bit. Soak overnight.


Drain the beans and add fresh water.


Place the pan on the stove and bring to a boil over medium high heat. Reduce heat and let simmer, covered with a lid for about one and two hours until they become tender.


Season with salt and pepper.

Additional Notes

The beans can be kept in the fridge for up to four days or in the freezer for up to six months.

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