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Cooking black beans is simple. Measure out 1 cup (210ml) of beans (172g) and place them in a container of water. There should be 10 times the water to beans, or 2 litres of water.
Seal the container with clingfilm, foil, or a lid then leave in the fridge overnight (8 hours).
Remove, drain the water, and place the beans in a saucepan.
Add another 2 litres of water to the pain so they are covered.
Bring the pan to a rapid boil for 10 minutes.
Reduce heat and simmer for 50 minutes.
Once finished, simply strain the beans.
You can chill the beans for up to three days, or freeze them for later use.