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Easy Black Beans From Scratch

  • Author: Flora & Vino
  • Total Time: 45 minute
  • Yield: ~3 cups, cooked
  • Diet: Vegan


How to make easy black beans from scratch with dried black beans, filtered water, and vegetable broth cooked on the stovetop and seasoned with Himalayan sea salt.


  • 1 cup Farmer Direct Organic Black Beans, dry and sorted
  • 1 1/2 cups filtered water
  • 1 1/2 cups vegetable broth


  1. Soak black beans in 3 cups of filtered water for at least 8 hours.
  2. Drain and rinse well.
  3. Add rinsed black beans to a large pot with filtered water and vegetable broth.
  4. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat. Then reduce to a simmer and cook uncovered for 1 1/2 – 2 1/2 hours or until the beans are tender. Add more water or vegetable broth as needed the keep beans completely covered during the cooking process.
  5. Drain and season beans to taste with Himalayan sea salt.
  6. Store leftover black beans in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 5-7 days.


For more tender beans, try partially covering the pan with a lid. For firmer beans, leave uncovered.

  • Prep Time: 8 hrs
  • Cook Time: 2 1/2 hrs
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free, Oil-Free, Grain-Free