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It helps to include plenty of tomatoes.


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Summary: Don't toss the soak water. First, to address the food safety issue, phytohaemagglutinin is gradually destroyed by temperatures above 175F or so. The FDA has referenced studies (see pp. 254-256) which show that 10 minutes of boiling will completely destroy any of that toxin in beans, though they recommend 30 minutes at boiling temperatures to be on ...


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Since it's hard to know the age of your beans, it's best to cook them before you start adding sauce ingredients. My approach is: soak them about 20 hours. Depending on how much water they soak up you may add more halfway through - if you set them soaking in the early evening, check them in the morning drain, rinse, and then boil for about two hours, ...


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This is most likely because the dehydrated beans you are using are old. It seems to be a growing problem to find fresh dehydrated beans in the US. This would happen to my family all the time when we used to make slow cooked Red Beans and Rice. I thought it just needed to be either soaked or cooked longer.


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Unless you've made a typo, you should brown at least part of the bacon. Browned bacon will add a great flavor that goes great with both beans and chicken. Keep the bacon fat and just stir it in as well. Just the beans and bacon is good. If you're going for more of a baked beans type flavor, add some brown sugar and ketchup as well. If the chicken is the ...


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I have read all the suggestions and have decided that there is no "One size fits all" answer...just common sense. If you are concerned about sodium/sugar -Rinse. If the liquid turns you off - Drain/Rinse. If you are putting them in a salad or dry dish - Rinse/Drain. When using canned beans in Chili, Soup, or any dish requiring liquid - Draining/Rinsing ...


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I made banana chocolate lentil balls yesterday, added the lentil sprouts, mashed banana and flour and egg and made balls with them and deep-fried in oil. The result was fluffy and soft dough and then crunchy nutty lentil sprouts inside. I'll try deep frying the lentils later and just add some spices to flavor it, I'll update as well. :-)


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I just finished a Pinto bean recipe found in Cooks Illustrated Jan Feb 2015 edition titled Drunken Beans. They suggested: 3 Tbsp of salt for ever 4 quarts of water used during a soak. Duration 8 - 24 hours, drain and rinse. Dispose of soaking water and use a moderate oven 350 degrees to cook the beans. Oven use allows the bean to cook gently. Duration ...


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In our country, Philippines, if we needed to make something a bit crunchy we would put them in a batter of egg and flour and deep fry them. I have been researching on this as well because I have a batch of lentils that I want to cook and make a snack out of. I am thinking that baking will make it either hard or soggy and roasting like on a pan might burn it ...


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If you live in Poland, you should easily find the "normal" white ones in your supermarket. They should be good for baked beans, although the British version uses white beans that are a bit smaller. For more American style beans, you could also use the pinkish-brown or spotted type. There are so many types of beans, that I can't give a specific "name". ...



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