overhead view of black eyed beans in a bowl with greens on top

How To Cook Black Eyed Beans

How To Cook Black Eyed Beans
Course Main
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 87 kcal
Author Recipes From A Pantry


  • 450 g (1lb) black-eyed beans
  • Water stock
  • Salt
  • Seasoning of your choice


  1. Measure out beans and soak them overnight in cold water.
  2. Then drain and wash them and transfer them to a pot.
  3. Add enough water or stock so that the liquid is about 4cm above the beans.
  4. Add in seasonings of your choice. I generally add in salt, garlic, bay leaves and onions.
  5. Bring to the boil, then simmer partially uncovered for between 45 - 90 mins depending on how firm or soft you want your beans.
  6. If the water or stock dries out before the beans finish cooking then add some more.
  7. When cooked, drain the beans. You can reserve the cooking liquid and use it to cook rice or flavour soups and stews.
Nutrition Facts
How To Cook Black Eyed Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87
% Daily Value*
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 208mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 2g
Protein 5g 10%
Vitamin A 0.2%
Vitamin C 0.4%
Calcium 1.8%
Iron 10.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.