How to Cook Black-eyed Beans in the Oven

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 | 21 comments

How to Cook Black-eyed Beans in the Oven

So you know I previously covered how to cook black-eyed beans (black-eyed peas) from scratch on the cooker? Well today it is about how to cook black-eyed beans in the oven.

Apart from the fact that they taste the right sort of creamy, they pack a lot of goodness in one tiny punch. They are a low in fat, inexpensive and filling and a good way to add protein and fibre to a meal. Are you sold yet? I simply cook a huge batch, store them in the fridge and throw them into stews, soups, salads, burgers, pasta and everything.

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Cooking them in the oven is so easy. Basically, you throw the black-eyed beans into the oven with some water and a few spices and about 80 mins later you have the creamiest, softest but still whole beans you have ever had. And yes you can easily get canned ones (which I also have in my store cupboard). But this way you get to add the flavours that you want and cook them to the softness that you prefer for your particular recipe.

Top the steaming hot baked black-eyed beans with spicy fried chorizo, spring onions and crusty white bread and you got one rocking lunch or supper right there.

So here is a simple guide on how to cook black-eyed beans in the oven and let me know what spices you add to your baked beans.

Other black-eyed bean recipes you may like.

How to cook black-eyed beans on the cooker.

Hopin’ John (lucky New Year’s dish)

Stewed black-eyed beans and chorizo.

Black-eyed beans and sweet potato stew.

Baked Savoury Bean Cakes.

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How to Cook Black-eyed Beans in the Oven
How to cook black-eyed beans in the oven. Baked black-eyed peas.
Recipe type: Lunch
  • 450g (1lb) dried beans
  • Water
  • Salt
  • Seasoning (eg garlic, cumin, paprika, thyme, chilli)
  1. Pick through the beans and discard unwanted debris.
  2. Soak the beans overnight in water.
  3. Preheat the oven to fan assisted 160C / 180C / 350F / gas 4.
  4. Rinse and drain the beans and transfer them into an oven proof casserole pot.
  5. Add enough water so that the beans are covered by 3cm of water.
  6. Add some salt and seasoning to your preference.
  7. Then cover and bake them in the oven for 80 mins.
  8. Check the beans if they are cooked through.
  9. If not then bake them for a little bit longer checking them every 10 mins.
If you have older beans they might take a little bit more time to bake. Add more liquid if you want a soup like consistency to your beans.

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  1. Really great post, I’m always looking for new things to do for tea, this sounds something my boyfriend would like! x

    • I hope you and your boyfriend enjoy this.

  2. I love these beans, I use them and other beans a lot especially in the winter!

    • I can image all the lovely warming soups you make.

  3. I love black eyed beans and cook with them at least once a week.I have never tried the baking method aa I always pressure cook them.

    • I need to check out some of your recipes then Nayna.

  4. Can you believe I’ve never had black eyed peas?? In the US, it’s said to be “good luck” if you eat them on January 1st!;-) Love that they are creamy, will have to give these a try!

    • Wow, You have never ever had Hoppin John? Maybe this New Year’s day.

  5. Well done for highlighting these. Black-eyed beans are my all time favourite pulse (lentils aside)!

    • These and lentils are every addictive.

  6. Sounds a stupid question but are black eyed peas the same as black eyed beans? I’ve never tried either. Great recipe though

    • Yes Michelle, they are the same thing.

  7. I’ve never tried them but they sound so versatile.

    • Yes, salads, burgers, soups, dips they go in everything.

  8. Such a lovely idea, never thought of cooking beans in the oven before.

  9. The oven idea sounds fantastic! Oven-cooking is always less work…

    • That is the plan Sharon, more time to spend out doors.

  10. What a great idea, I love all kinds of beans and pulses, thanks for sharing.

  11. Oh B. I had to read that twice… beans in the oven? Of course! I’m thinking slow cooked black eyed beans soups this summer. Brilliant!

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