Super Easy Korean Style Black Beans Recipe

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Super Easy Korean Style Black Beans

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@Celestina9000

Adapted from the cookbook 'The Gourmet Vegetarian Slow Cooker". I don't know if cilantro is eaten in Korea but it tasted really good with the beans! We made simple veggie bowls: first some baby spinach, second a scoop of short grain brown rice then a ladle of the beans and finally the toppings.


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Serves:

6-8

Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

9 Hr

Method:

Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients

2 c
dried black beans
6 c
water
1/2 c
soy sauce
1 Tbsp
sugar or honey
1-2 clove
garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1/2 -2 Tbsp
toasted sesame oil (make sure it is toasted sesame oil!)

GARNISHES:

toasted sesame oil
green onions
fresh cilantro
white sesame seeds
gochujang fermented chili paste

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Soak the black beans in water overnight or use the quick soak method. Drain the beans.
2
Place the drained beans in a crock pot and then fill the crock pot with water until 2/3 full.
3
Stir in most of the soy sauce (reserving approximately 2 tablespoons for garnish), sugar or honey, garlic clove(s) and 1/2 tablespoon of toasted sesame oil.
4
Cover and cook on LOW for 6-10 hours and cook beans until tender. Usually what I do is start the crock pot on HIGH for about 3 hours then reduce to LOW for another 5-6 hours.
5
Transfer the cooked beans to a serving bowl. Pour some of the cooking liquid into the beans (about 1/4 cup or so.)
6
To serve: Taste and add a little more toasted sesame oil-up to 2 tablespoons (but be careful because toasted sesame oil has a very pronounced flavor and its flavor can quickly overpower!)

Garnish with the green onions, fresh cilantro, sesame seeds and gochujang sauce.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Other Side Dishes
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: Asian
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Hashtags: #easy, #Crock Pot, #beans