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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:44 pm    Post subject: Cooking beans?????? Reply with quote

I am trying to purchase dry beans all the time now instead of canned ones. It is sooooooo much less expensive.

I'm talking kidney, black beans, pinto beans, black eyed beans, etc.

My issue is.....I soak them over night then in the morning I simmer them until they are tender.

It sometimes takes HOURS. Is this normal or is there a trick I do not know. When I simmer my navy beans for baked beans it never takes this long.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 12:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, it is normal...

I've cooked dried beans all my life, and never soaked them... I do wash them, because sometimes you find little clods of dirt...

For most dried beans, I simmer a ham bone, or salt pork for about 20 minutes.. then add the beans, bring to a boil, turn down to a low simmer, and let them cook most of the day, checking occasionally to make sure there's enough water...

Serve with freshly baked corn bread... YUM! YUM!!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then......I have to wonder.....am I really saving $$$$$$ if I'm using so much propane to simmer them. Hmmm.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You could put them in the crock pot... Very Happy

Or set them over a fire in a cast iron dutch oven... that's what my Mama did when we'd go to the river for the weekend...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Holly wrote:
Then......I have to wonder.....am I really saving $$$$$$ if I'm using so much propane to simmer them. Hmmm.


But, Holly, they taste soooo much better than the canned ones...how much do you think you really spend to cook them? My fil has a small crockpot that he cooks his in...they are so yummy...he shares... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well........after my whine I just checked the kidney beans that were boiling and they were done. They simmered about 3 hours....I guess that's not too bad.

My freezer is now filled with a huge variety of beans. I do use them in so many of my meals I hope this will save money. I have just always picked up canned and never thought about dried beans.

As I said earlier, the only dried beans I've ever used were navy for baked beans. This is a whole new world for me. I guess the cost of groceries going up will force me to be even more economical than I thought I was already.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 1:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And now I've got a taste for some nice blackeyed peas and cornbread...
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GrannieAnnie06 wrote:
And now I've got a taste for some nice blackeyed peas and cornbread...


That sounds yummy!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 4:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GrannieAnnie06 wrote:
And now I've got a taste for some nice blackeyed peas and cornbread...


Maybe I could twist Rat's arm to come by your place on the way home from Iowa... Wink Holly's is just too far out of the way.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2008 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a thought!!
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