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Super Easy Korean Style Black Beans
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Slow Cooker Crock Pot
garlic cloves, peeled and minced
toasted sesame oil (make sure it is toasted sesame oil!)
gochujang fermented chili paste
1Soak the black beans in water overnight or use the quick soak method. Drain the beans.
2Place the drained beans in a crock pot and then fill the crock pot with water until 2/3 full.
3Stir 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.
4Cover 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.
5Transfer the cooked beans to a serving bowl. Pour some of the cooking liquid into the beans (about 1/4 cup or so.)
6To 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.
Originally Posted: Wed, Feb 4, 2015