Organic Dry Black Beans
Dry beans can seem intimidating if you haven’t cooked with them before. While they definitely require more time investment than your super-handy canned beans, they are still fairly simple to prepare. The bonus? Dry beans are a ‘blank-slate,’ allowing you ultimate control of the flavor.
Trader Joe’s Organic Black Beans are ready for your own black bean recipe. Or, if you’re a newcomer to the bean party, you can follow the recipe on our package.
Essentially, the beans get a quick rinse, followed by a long soak in water (either overnight in cold water, or 1-2 hours in hot water for a ‘quick soak’). Soaked beans may then be simmered for 2-3 hours with whatever ingredients you like. Add salt—a little, a lot, or none, according to taste and your dietary needs.
Cook with aromatics like onions and garlic. After boiling, add more seasoning—the spice rack’s the limit! Add black pepper, Chili Lime Seasoning, oregano, cumin… You can also add in raw, diced, hot peppers, or Hot & Sweet Jalapenos. Try a squeeze of fresh lime juice, and some fresh chopped cilantro. Make ‘em brothy with Trader Joe’s Low Sodium Organic Chicken Broth, or bring the cheese with a handful of Organic Monterey Jack.
Your hearty, cooked Black Beans will taste just how you planned, while also providing plenty of dietary fiber and protein, with very little fat—minus the fat you might’ve added yourself, of course!
Here’s another dry-bean bonus: ounce for ounce, when cooked weight is accounted for, dry beans cost less than cooked beans in a can. Our 16-ounce re-sealable bag of Trader Joe’s Organic Black Beans is $1.99. This is a great value that’s bean a long time coming!
Organic Black Beans.