Super Easy Korean Style Black Beans

Super Easy Korean Style Black Beans Recipe

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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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15 Min
9 Hr
Slow Cooker Crock Pot


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2 c
dried black beans
6 c
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!)


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

How to Make Super Easy Korean Style Black Beans


  • 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.

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About Super Easy Korean Style Black Beans

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

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