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Black Turtle Beans - Organic

Black Turtle Beans - Organic

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Black beans (also called turtle beans) are popular in Latin American cooking. They are rich, creamy and high in protein.

Cooking Black Turtle Beans

Black turle beans can be blended to a refried bean paste which is the crux of a good nacho or quesadilla platter; they also make a great addition to chillis and wraps. 

Rinse the beans thoroughly, then pre-soak overnight – place in a pan and cover with 5cm of water. Drain the beans the next day and rinse. Preparing this way will really improve their texture and reduce the cooking time.

Refried Black Bean Recipe 

To make refried black beans, saute ½ an onion, 1 minced garlic clove and ½ tsp cumin for 5 minutes, then add 450g of the presoaked, drained beans and 2l of water.

Cover the pot and simmer for 2 hours. Then add 2tsp salt and a handful of chopped coriander (leaves and stems) and cook, uncovered for another 30 mins.

Then, fry 1tsp chilli powder, ½ tsp ground cumin, ½ onion and 1 minced garlic clove in some oil for a few minutes, add the beans (and liquid), mash and enjoy in nachos or quesadillas!

Ingredients & Allergens

Ingredients: 100% organic black turtle beans


For allergens see ingredients in bold.


Due to the way our food is stored and packaged, this product may contain traces of other allergens due to cross-contamination. 


Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place, away from direct light and strong odours.

Nutritional Profile


Typical values per 100g



1206 kJ/
284 kcal

Fat, Total

– of which saturates

2.4 g

0.6 g


– of which sugars

46 g

2.9 g


15 g


19 g




Certified organic

GMO free

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Customer Reviews

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Milly C

Can cook from dry or soak first. I find they only take 20 minutes in a pressure cooker and will keep well for 5 days easily in the fridge