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Old 06-30-2012, 08:49 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by pumkinsmommy
With dried kidney beans only, you have to boil first for 10 minutes and drain the liquid and then begin. They produce a poison, that is removed by the 10 minute boiling process.
I've found one work-around for this: if I'm making a pound of kidney beans that are going to go straight into a batch of chili, they're going to get boiled in the chili, so I skip the boiling step, and no one has gotten sick yet.
Amelia, married to Bear since 12/31/04; our daughter Rowan was born 8/6/09; our daughter Sapphira was born 8/17/12; due with DD3 6/17/15 (but after one two weeks late and one three weeks early, I'm not expecting a due-date baby!)
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