Learn how to soak and cook dried garbanzo beans and black beans in three easy steps.
Drain and rinse the beans in a colander, rinse the stock pot, and put the beans back in the pot. Cover the beans with 12 cups of water and bring to a boil. When the water is boiling reduce the heat and cook at a low boil for approximately 90 minutes to two hours, or until the beans are fully cooked. Stir the beans every 15 minutes and add more boiling water if necessary. The beans should be covered with water throughout the cooking time. SEE NOTE
Don’t undercook raw beans as they contain lectins, which are glycoproteins, commonly found in plant foods, but the kind found in raw and undercooked beans are toxic.