1/3 Photos of Prepared Black Turtle Beans
3 hrs 10 mins
Don't pay up to $1 per can for black beans when you can make them yourself for pennies! These tasty beans work great in Santa Fe style recipes or as a substitute for refried beans. Tested at high altitude.
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- 1The night before: wash beans and remove any debris.
- 2Place in large mixing bowl and add water to cover plus 4 inches.
- 3To cook: pour off water from beans and place in 6-quart heavy kettle or dutch oven.
- 4Add enough water to cover, plus 2 inches.
- 5Cover and bring to a boil.
- 6Reduce heat but keep boiling at steady rate.
- 7Boil beans for about 2 1/2 hours or until just tender.
- 8Stir occasionally.
- 9Add water as needed.
- 10(Ideally, at the end of the cooking time, there will be just enough water to cover the beans.) Remove from heat.
- 11Add remaining ingredients and stir well.
- 12Allow to cool.
- 13Scoop 2 cups of mixture into each freezer bag.
- 14Try to distribute an equal amount of liquid into each bag.
- 15Squeeze out excess air and seal.
- 17To use: Remove bag from freezer and allow to thaw in refrigerator for 24 hours, OR thaw bag in microwave according to manufacturer's directions, OR run warm water over bag to release contents from bag, then place frozen bean mixture in saucepan and heat over low flame until hot.
- 18Each bag yields 4 servings.
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Nutritional Facts for Prepared Black Turtle Beans
Serving Size: 1 (745 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 1
- Amount Per Serving
- % Daily Value
- Calories 264.9
- Calories from Fat 12
- Total Fat 1.4 g
- Saturated Fat 0.2 g
- Cholesterol 0.4 mg
- Sodium 1948.7 mg
- Total Carbohydrate 48.6 g
- Dietary Fiber 15.6 g
- Sugars 2.8 g
- Protein 16.2 g