Beans: Black Beans
Appearance & Flavor: Medium black-skinned ovals; earthy, sweet flavor with a hint of mushrooms.
Cooking Time: 1-1/2 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