How to Cook Black Beans, Crockpot or Pressure Cooker

hi i’m judith kingsbury from savvy vegetarian
dot com yesterday i made black beans in my crockpot
now you would think that was no big deal just throw them in the crockpot
add some water turn it on low and cook em but the thing about black beans
is they have a toxin called phyto hennag gluten in
which can make you sick if you get enough of it
so for safety’s sake what you’re supposed to do is
soak your black beans overnight bring them to a boil
skim off the foam and boil them for 10 minutes
before you put them in the crockpot thats what i did with my black beans in the
crockpot yesterday and they only took about 3 hours to cook that
way now i’ve cooked black beans in the slow cooker
today i’m going to cook black beans in my pressure cooker
now with this method you don’t have to bring the beans to a boil then boil them for
10 minutes you do need to bring the beans to a boil and
skim the foam i’m going to cook 1 cup of black beans that
have been soaked for 12 hours add those to my pressure cooker
then i’m going to add a piece of kombu seaweed
also known as kelp what that does is it adds a little salt
and it adds a lot of vitamins and minerals but it also helps to prevent gas
the other thing i’m going to add is a little bit of salt
now i know that you are not supposed to add salt to beans because
supposedly it makes them tough but that’s actually not true
what it does is prevent the beans from splitting and blowing apart when you cook
them you might have to cook them a little longer
but they will still get tender now i’m going to add water
just to cover the beans here are my black beans they have come to
a boil and i’m going to skim the foam
i’m going to put the lid on lock it down
turn it to high pressure and wait for the pressure indicator to come
up there we go
now i’m going to set the timer for 6 minutes there’s the timer for my black beans
turn off the burner and let the pressure come down naturally
just going to open the lid and see if my beans are all cooked
they look good lets try one out
yeah perfect so that was cooked in the pressure cooker
after 12 hours of soaking with a piece of kombu seaweed
and about 1/4 teaspoon of salt and no phyto hennag gluten in
what i’m going to do is put these into small containers
with the bean cooking liquid then i’ll have black beans to use for whatever
i want i can make
refried beans with them black bean quesadillas black bean soup
quinoa black bean salad oh
on and on yay black beans
thank you for joining me while i cooked black beans
see you next time

9 comments on “How to Cook Black Beans, Crockpot or Pressure Cooker”

  1. Judith Kingsbury says:

    Video: Basic black bean recipe, for slow cooker or pressure cooker, how to cook black beans so they're soft but intact, and get rid of the toxin in black beans called … phytohenagglutenin (good grief).
    #cookblackbeans   #howtocookblackbeans   #blackbeanrecipe  

  2. slaithe says:

    Thanks!  I had wondered about the foam appearing on the surface and came about your video while searching for info!

  3. City in the sky says:

    I've never used a pressure cooker. I guess this would be a perfect situation in which to use one.

  4. MGMGaming says:

    hahahaha go Judith! Time to  cook me some beans!

  5. Tricia Bee says:

    Do you have a suggestion for cooking black beans without kombu seaweed? 

  6. jbmop says:

    Great video, thanks for sharing.

  7. ampoules1 says:

    Is the Kombu reusable for another batch of beans?

  8. Rayvn7 says:

    WTF?! There is a toxin in dry kidney beans, and no toxin in black beans!

  9. Bronze Princess says:

    can I make it in a rice cooker?

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