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Old 07-17-2013, 03:42 PM   #11
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I never ever soak my beans.

Sort and rinse your beans

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1lbs beans
8 cups water
3tsp salt
1 clove of garlic
1/2 an onion
cover cook on low2 1/2 hours.


This is how my mother was taught to make them by my aunts in Mexico. Works every time. Except my aunts and mother all used clay bean pots.
You should not have hard beans.

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Old 07-17-2013, 04:38 PM   #12
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I soak overnight, replace soak water with fresh water (or broth) and cook 2-4 hours with just salt. The overnight soak makes them much more nutritious and digestible than the quick soak.

Do not cook with anything acidic (vinegar, tomoatos, etc) as it will prevent them from softening. Add flavorings/sauces after they are fully cooked.

Cooking them with a half potato takes some of the "fart" out of them. Don't eat the potato

I like to cook double, triple or more and freeze extras in ziplocks in meal size/single size portions. Or like someone mentioned in another thread, drain and freeze in a single layer on parchment then transfer to large ziplock so you can measure out exactly what you need.
You can also add 1 tablespoon of baking soda for the same effect. You can't taste it.
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I never ever soak my beans.

Sort and rinse your beans

Put

1lbs beans
8 cups water
3tsp salt
1 clove of garlic
1/2 an onion
cover cook on low2 1/2 hours.

This is how my mother was taught to make them by my aunts in Mexico. Works every time. Except my aunts and mother all used clay bean pots.
You should not have hard beans.
This is how I make mine except I add a ham hock.
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Old 07-17-2013, 04:47 PM   #14
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Overnight soak followed by a looong day in the crockpot. Or vice versa we also make huge batches at a time for freezing and they have never been hard
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Old 07-17-2013, 05:04 PM   #15
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Sorry folks but I love my pressure cooker for beans. From unsoaked to soft in about 25-30 min.
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Old 07-19-2013, 10:29 AM   #16
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Sorry folks but I love my pressure cooker for beans. From unsoaked to soft in about 25-30 min.
That's an idea I hadn't thought of! Since DH is the pressure cooker chef, I'll have to point this out to him.
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