Midnight Black Bean
A classic, versatile, essential black turtle bean. It holds its shape through lots of cooking yet retains its famous creamy interior.
Midnight is a true black Turtle bean with a rich, traditional black bean flavor and texture. Midnight beans have a light, thin skin that allows its flavors to mix with your aromatics and create a delicious bean broth.
These are incredibly fresh so little, if any, soaking is required. You can retain the black color better by not soaking. If you must soak, try using the soaking water while cooking.
Salads, chili, refried beans, dips, soups, pot beans, Brazilian feijoada
From the Rancho Gordo Kitchen
The beans and their broth are great with simple rice. The liquid coats each kernel of rice, adding flavor, protein, and pizzazz. But don't forget to strain them for a salad with your favorite greens and use any leftover broth as a base for soup or even poaching eggs.
Check beans for debris, and rinse thoroughly. In a large pot, sauté aromatic vegetables (onions, garlic, celery, carrot, etc.) in olive oil. Add beans and enough water to cover by about 2 inches. Bring to a full boil for 10 to 15 minutes. Reduce heat to a gentle simmer, using a lid to help regulate the heat, and gently cook until done, 1 to 3 hours. Salt when the beans start to soften. A pre-soak of 2 to 6 hours will lessen the cooking time.
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