Korean Sweet Black Beans (Kongjaban)

Korean food, Black beans

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  • Total: 35 mins
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
207 Calories
4g Fat
38g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 207
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 1873mg 81%
Total Carbohydrate 38g 14%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Protein 6g
Calcium 47mg 4%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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


  • 1 cup black soybeans (washed)
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds (optional)

Steps to Make It

  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 to 15 minutes.

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

  5. Serve and enjoy!