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 87kcal
Author Bintu Hardy | Recipes From A Pantry


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


  • Measure out beans and soak them overnight in cold water.
  • Then drain and wash them and transfer them to a pot.
  • Add enough water or stock so that the liquid is about 4cm above the beans.
  • Add in seasonings of your choice. I generally add in salt, garlic, bay leaves and onions.
  • Bring to the boil, then simmer partially uncovered for between 45 - 90 mins depending on how firm or soft you want your beans.
  • If the water or stock dries out before the beans finish cooking then add some more.
  • When cooked, drain the beans. You can reserve the cooking liquid and use it to cook rice or flavour soups and stews.



Calories: 87kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 208mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1.9mg