Monday, September 27, 2010

How to Cook Beans

Sort through 1 lb of beans and remove rocks or broken beans. Rinse beans in cold water. Put beans in large pot and add 6-8 cups of water. Boil for two minutes. Remove from heat, cover and let soak for 1 hour. Drain beans. Add 6-8 cups of water and 2 tsp of salt. Cook beans, covered, for about 2 hours or until tender. Add a little more water if necessary. Boil beans gently and stir very little to prevent breaking of skins. After beans are cooled, you can put them in freezer bags and freeze until you need them for soups, chilis, crockpot recipes, etc.

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