Mexican Black Beans (frijoles negros)
Maricruz Avalos Flores
Make Mexican black beans from scratch with our easy step-by-step recipe. Cooked beans are perfect on their own with some toppings or as an ingredient for many other Mexican dishes.
dried black beans
Spread the beans on your kitchen countertop or table.
Pick out and discard any broken beans, small stones, leaves, or any foreign objects.
Place the cleaned beans on a colander and wash them thoroughly under cold water.
Transfer beans to a large bowl and cover with 3 inches of water. Cover the bowl and leave the beans soaking overnight.
Discard the soaking water, give the beans a quick rinse and place them into your Instant Pot (see notes below).
Cover the beans with about 1 inch of water, and add onion, bay leaves, and salt.
Seal the lid and cook on high pressure for 20 minutes. Once done, manually release pressure.
Discard bay leaves and serve.
How To Cook Black Beans On The Stove
Follow the steps to clean and soak black beans.
Add them to a large stock pot along with onion, bay leaves, and salt.
Cover with about 2 inches of water.
Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low, and simmer for anything between 1 and 2 hours, or until beans are nicely tender.
Make sure to occasionally check, stir, and add enough water if needed.
How To Cook Black Beans On The Slowcooker
Follow the steps to clean the black beans. Soaking beans is not necessary.
Add beans to a slow cooker with onion, bay leaves, and salt.
Cover the ingredients with about 1 inch of water.
Place the lid and cook on low for 6-7 hours or 4-5 hours on high.
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