The next step is to cook the garbanzo beans. Place the garbanzo beans in your stock pot, then cover with enough fresh water to be about double the amount of beans. Then bring to a boil, and simmer. When the beans are done, they will be slightly crispy on the surface and soft in the middle. This can take from 20 minutes to 40 minutes depending on the length of time you soaked the garbanzo beans, and where you are located. When the garbanzo beans are cooked, drain them completely.