Black, red kidney, pink, navy, Great Northern, and pinto beans all belong to the species Phaseolus vulgaris, commonly called “common beans.”
Cooking Tip #1
Optional Blackeye Pea Pre-Cook: While not required, some cooks suggest quickly boiling blackeye peas before cooking. Cover beans with water and boil 3 to 4 minutes. Discard the water and cook beans in beef, chicken, or vegetable broth.