Black beans are very high in protein, fiber, iron, magnesium, manganese and folate. Eat them on their own, add them to salads or use as a base for veggie burgers.
1Soak beans in plenty of water overnight. The next day, rinse them well and drain them.
2Place rinsed and drained beans in a large pot and cover with plenty of water. Set the heat to high and bring water to a boil.
3Once the water begins to bubble, stir the beans once and lower heat to low. Cover the saucepan with a lid and set the timer for 60 minutes. When the time is up, taste the beans - if they are soft and not crunchy, they are ready. Older black beans may take up to 90 minutes to cook.