Tuesday, January 3, 2012

How to Cook Beans



How to cook beans

Soaking method :
  1. Sort (sort out dirt, rocks, and bad beans) and rinse beans.
  2. Soak beans (1cup beans: 3 cups water) for five - twelve hours at room temperature (The longer you soak beans, the more sugar will be dissolved; meaning less gas.)
  3. Rinse beans.
  4. Boil beans until tender
    •  ~1 hour for sml beans
    •  Up to 3 hours for lrg beans. 
    • Lentils, split peas, and black-eyed peas cook for 30 minutes.
  1. When beans are tender add salt and acidic ingredients (like tomatoes.)
Quick Soak Method:
  1. Sort and rinse beans.
  2. Boil water and beans for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Allow beans to soak for 1-4 hours in hot water.
  4. Rinse beans.
  5. Cook beans until tender.
No-Soak Method:
  1. Sort and rinse beans.
  2. boil beans until tender 
    • 3-5 hours for small to large sized beans.
    •  Lentils, split peas and black eyed peas ~1 hour.
Pressure Cook Method:
Pre-Soaked beans: cook for

    •  10 minutes small beans, 
    • 15 minutes large beans.

No-Soaked beans:

    • cook for 30-45 minutes for small to large beans
    • lentils, split-peas, and black-eyed peas: cook for 5 minutes.


Bean Equivalents:
1 lb dry beans= 2 cups dry beans
1 cup dry beans= 3 cups cooked beans
1/2 cup dry beans= 1 can of beans




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