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Korean Sweet Black Beans (Kongjaban) Recipe


Korean Sweet Black Beans (Kongjaban) Recipe

Korean Sweet Black Beans (Kongjaban)

N. Imatome-Yun
A sweet and nutty side dish, these seasoned black beans are a protein-filled complement to any Korean meal.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 1 cup black soy beans, washed
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 Tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds (optional)


  1. In a small pot, bring water and beans to a boil and cook for 15 minutes.

  2. Turn down heat to medium-low and add soy sauce, sugar, and sesame oil.

  3. Stir to combine and continue to cook for 10-15 minutes.

  4. If adding seeds, take pot off of heat and stir in sesame seeds.

(Serves 4)
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