1lb. A classic, versatile, essential black turtle bean. It holds its shape through lots of cooking yet retains its famous creamy interior. Midnight beans have a light, thin skin that allows its flavors to mix with your aromatics and create a delicious bean broth. Total bean cook time can range from 1 to 3 hours. Salt when the beans start to soften. A pre-soak of 2 to 6 hours will lessen the cooking time.