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Black Beans

  • servings: 8




  • 1 pound dried black beans, soaked according to package instructions
  • 1 medium white onion, peeled
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
  • 1 tablespoon coarse salt


  1. Step 1

    Drain beans. Transfer to a large pot; cover with 10 cups cold water. Add onion and garlic. Bring to a boil; reduce heat. Simmer until beans are slightly undercooked, 30 to 40 minutes. Add salt; cook until tender, 10 to 15 minutes more. Drain; discard onion. Transfer beans to a bowl.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2005

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Reviews (1)

  • 14 Jun, 2014

    I made these tonight. The only thing I did different was to soak the beans overnight. They were good, my onion ended up falling apart (I had cut some slits in it) so I left it in there.

    It's good, not amazing, but you could always add any other spices, it's a good base.