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how long must I cook small white navy beans in my soup to get soft? Seems like it is taking too long. So far I have cooked 4 hours!

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    Did you start with dried? Were they prepared before cooking (re-hydrated)? – moscafj Feb 5 '19 at 18:26
  • How long did you soak them beforehand? How old is the pack? – Tetsujin Feb 5 '19 at 18:26
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Sounds like your beans are too old. Buy a new pack in another store and start over. It really shouldn't take more than an hour or so for beans to cook, especially if you have pre-soaked them (overnight in cold water, or an hour in boiling water).

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