Active Time
15 MIN
Total Time
1 HR 15 MIN
Serves : about 6 cups

This is a simple recipe for basic black beans, which get a nice hint of flavor from the aromatics. Slideshow: More Ideas for Black Beans

How to Make It


Put the beans in a large saucepan. Add the onion, carrot, garlic, bay leaf and water and bring to a boil. Simmer over moderately low heat until tender, about 1 hour. Season the beans with salt 10 minutes before they are done. Drain the beans. Discard the onion, carrot, garlic and bay leaf and serve.

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