Sprouted black beans are a great addition to all of your favourite Latin American foods! They are high in protein and fibre, and contain a good dose of iron and potassium. They have a subtler taste and more delicate texture than unsprouted beans. Use for a hearty, creamy, earthy and filling addition to any meal.
It is widely recommended that dried beans be soaked overnight to reduce cook time and ease digestive discomfort. Sprouted black beans have already been through a slow soaking, sprouting and drying process, so you can skip the pre-soaking step. This makes preparation much quicker and more convenient, no thinking ahead needed! Sprouting actually goes a step further than soaking to aid in digestion, reduce phytic acid, enhance their taste and texture, and cut their cook time in half.
Try in tacos, quesadillas, nachos, salsa, chili, stew, salads and grain bowls, or puree into a delicious dip. They are also great mashed for sprouted black bean burgers or refried beans. As a bonus, the water that you cook the beans in is great for soups and chili (yay for no waste!). Swap 1:1 for dried or canned black beans.
HOW TO USE
Our favourite way to enjoy sprouted black beans
Sweet potato and black bean quesadillas
Other delicious ways to enjoy sprouted black beans
- Black Bean Burgers
- Tacos & Burritos
- Rice & Beans
Cook Time: 55-65 minutes
1. Sort and Rinse
2. In a large pot, mix 1 part Organic Sprouted Black Beans with 6 parts water
3. Bring to vigorous boil for 10 minutes
4. Turn to LOW, cover and simmer for 45-55 minutes or until desired texture is reached
5. Strain any excess water and rinse with warm water.
Please Note: Sprouted Black Beans have gone through a soaking, sprouting and drying process so some hulls may split through the cooking process. This is normal.
After sprouting, we carefully dry the beans back down to their shelf stable moisture levels. This means you can store them as you would store unsprouted beans – in a cool, dry place.
Once you cook your sprouted pulses, they should be stored in an air-tight container in the fridge.
Shelf life: 2 years