Black turtle beans is one of the most popular beans used in Mexican dishes.
Black turtle beans are a small, black, kidney-shaped bean with a rich and full flavor. This bean is great with rice and meat in soups and casseroles. They also work great for sprouting. Black turtle beans are fat and cholesterol free and low in sodium. They are high in fiber and magnesium. Great for long term food storage because of its long shelf life expectancy. As with any other bean, they must be soaked overnight or boiled several hours to attain tenderness. A great tasting bean to include in your long-term food storage.
Directions for use:
For overnight soaking, cover each cup of beans with 3 cups water and let stand overnight or 12 hours. For quicker results, add dry beans to boiling water boiling 2 minutes and let stand for 1 hour. In cooking, use same water. Cover and simmer slowly in water until beans are tender, about 2 hours. Add more water if necessary. Season with salt, pepper, onion, or garlic.
Cooking tips: to keep skin from bursting, simmer gently and stir as little as possible. Add 1/8 tsp. baking soda per cup of beans to shorten cooking time in hard water. Do not add tomatoes, lemon juice, wine, or vinegar until beans are almost tender as they delay softening.
Serving size 1/2 cup Servings per can 28 Calories per serving 312