Photo Credit: Avital Pinnick
I love beans. Michael does not. Which means that enjoying them as a family meal is not a regular occurance in our home. However, I know they are a great source of protein, fibre and many other delicious nutrients. As such, I decided to prepare some delicious black beans and freeze them for quick and easy lunches!
I started by soaking them overnight, as is the norm. I’m still out on the whole idea of saving the soaking and cooking water so at this point I toss it (you can share your experience with using the soaking/cooking water if you like! I’d love to hear!).
After that, I put them in a pot and let them simmer on the stove for a couple hours to soften. Once they were bite-able, I put them in 1/2 cup portions in muffin tins in the freezer.
Now they’re ready anytime I want them! Salads, soups, nachos, wraps… who needs to open a can when you have perfectly portioned frozen ones ready whenever you need them?