Bay Leaf Simmered Beans

Difficulty: Beginner Prep Time 15 min Cook Time 105 min Total Time 2 hrs Servings: 12 Best Season: Suitable throughout the year


Savory bay leaf simmered beans are simple and satisfying, and make a great side dish to round out any meal. 



  1. Place beans, water, onion and bay leaf in a large pot.

  2. Cover and bring to a boil over high heat.

  3. Reduce heat to low. Simmer for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until beans are tender.

  4. Remove bay leaf and stir in salt. Cook 15 minutes longer.

  5. Top each serving of simmered beans with 1/2 cup fresh salsa or store beans in refrigerator for up to three days in a covered plastic or glass container.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size

Servings 12

Amount Per Serving
Calories 118
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 0mg
Sodium 56mg3%
Potassium 361mg11%
Total Carbohydrate 22g8%
Dietary Fiber 7g29%
Sugars 1g
Protein 7g15%

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* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Average cost of recipe per serving: $0.31

Note: The costs are an estimated calculation and are subject to variation depending on the time of year and your location.

Keywords: Dried Beans, Bay Leaf

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