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Beans: Black Beans

Appearance & Flavor: Medium black-skinned ovals; earthy, sweet flavor with a hint of mushrooms.

Cooking Time: 1-½ hours.

Comments: Also called turtle bean, Mexican black, and Spanish black bean.

Uses: Most often used in thick soups or with rice; basic for many Mexican, Caribbean, and Latin American soups and side dishes.

Source: American Dry Bean Board