How to cook black eyed beans (black eyed peas) – recipes from a pantry electricity lab activities

Ok, so you technically never need to cook black eyed beans (black eyed peas) from scratch. You could just open tins of these beans, drain and add them to your dishes at the last minute. Yeap – I do that lots. Especially when cooking in a hurry.

Whilst you don’t need to soak black eyed beans, soaking them means that you will greatly reduce the cooking time. The easiest way to do this is to soak black eyed beans overnight. Place the dried black eyed beans into a container and add approximately 4 times the volume of water to beans (easiest if you use cup measures so 1 cup black eyed beans to 4 cups water). In the morning, drain, rinse and proceed with cooking.

You can also quick soak dried black eyed beans. Just place them in a pot with approximately 4 times the volume of water, bring to the boil and boil for 2 mins. Then switch off the heat and let them soak for 1 hr. Drain, rinse and proceed with your recipe How To Cook Black Eyed Beans On The Cooker

So you add your black eyed beans to a pot, add enough water or stock to cover the beans so that there is 4cm (1.5 inches) of liquid above the beans. Then you add seasoning to your taste. You could try a mixture of onions, herbs like thyme, chilli, garlic or for some smoked paprika. Meat lovers can also add in some bacon, ham hock or chorizo.

At this stage, you cover your pot and bring it to the boil. Then reduce to a simmer, leave the lid very slightly open and cook until tender. Now this can take anything from 45-90 mins as this depends on the age of your beans. Older beans will take a little bit longer.

Ok, so you technically never need to cook black eyed beans (black eyed peas) from scratch. You could just open tins of these beans, drain and add them to your dishes at the last minute. Yeap – I do that lots. Especially when cooking in a hurry.

Whilst you don’t need to soak black eyed beans, soaking them means that you will greatly reduce the cooking time. The easiest way to do this is to soak black eyed beans overnight. Place the dried black eyed beans into a container and add approximately 4 times the volume of water to beans (easiest if you use cup measures so 1 cup black eyed beans to 4 cups water). In the morning, drain, rinse and proceed with cooking.

You can also quick soak dried black eyed beans. Just place them in a pot with approximately 4 times the volume of water, bring to the boil and boil for 2 mins. Then switch off the heat and let them soak for 1 hr. Drain, rinse and proceed with your recipe How To Cook Black Eyed Beans On The Cooker

So you add your black eyed beans to a pot, add enough water or stock to cover the beans so that there is 4cm (1.5 inches) of liquid above the beans. Then you add seasoning to your taste. You could try a mixture of onions, herbs like thyme, chilli, garlic or for some smoked paprika. Meat lovers can also add in some bacon, ham hock or chorizo.

At this stage, you cover your pot and bring it to the boil. Then reduce to a simmer, leave the lid very slightly open and cook until tender. Now this can take anything from 45-90 mins as this depends on the age of your beans. Older beans will take a little bit longer.