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Questions about selecting, identifying, storing, preparing, replacing or cooking with beans as a main ingredient.

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How Can One Safely (in a Manner That Rids of Toxins) Cook Red Kidney Beans in a Pressure Cooker?

Since the chili bean mix that I have includes red kidney beans, and since kidney beans contain a very high amount of toxin in them, and will cause severe gastrointestinal illness if the kidney beans ...
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How can I know if it's worth cooking a Very Old (10 Years) Chili Bean Mixture Containing Red Kidney Beans?

I had 24-oz. bags of chili mix beans that consist of red kidney beans, navy beans, cranberry beans, and black beans, and which have been stored in our pantry in their original, unopened, plastic bag ...
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Cooking pinto beans in a pressure cooker

So I have read some of the questions and answers regarding soaking and cooking pinto beans and I am still trying to figure out the best process for my needs. I cook a bunch of pinto beans at one time ...
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Cooking kidney beans in a slow cooker, how do I make sure they're safe?

I'm making 15 bean soup from a bagged dry bean mix that contains red kidney beans. Following the instructions, I soaked them overnight and threw out the water, but then thought I'd be clever and throw ...
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How many calories in dried black beans?

1/4 cup dry beans should be 80 calories according to the label but they expand 3 times their size and 3/4 cup of cooked beans is 180 calories?!? How does that work? What am I not understanding? If I ...
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Why do beans squeak?

We had some green beans in a chicken dish, and despite being well-cooked, they still squeaked against the teeth. Its not an unpleasent sensation, but it doesn't really blend with the other foods. ...
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Leaving beans on warmer [duplicate]

I have the power pressure cooker xl. How many hours can I leave my pinto beans on the warmer? I want to leave them on through the day.
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Can air in bag of dried beans mean mold?

I opened a new bag of dried black beans that had been in my cupboard for a while that had a bit of air in the bag. When I opened them I almost smelled mold but not really. I found one moldy bean and ...
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Preserving colour of mixed beans

I'd like to make a colourful dish from mixed dried beans. After soaking the beans overnight they still have rich and varied colours and patterns, but I'm told that beans should always be cooked before ...
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peeling black eyed peas for acaraje (fritters)

Acaraje (similar to vada or vadai etc) are fritters from a batter of soaked ground black eyed peas. The hard part is removing the peels. I gave up rubbing + rinsing at 75% peeled and the result was ...
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Slow cooked ham hock black eyed peas

Getting ready for some New Year’s eve cooking. I want a hearty black eyed peas casserole, which I’ll be throwing into the crockpot tonight with a couple smoked ham hocks (a first try for me). I want ...
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Red kidney beans, break up long cooking time

Since they take so long to cook I was wondering if I could do something like cook them half the time one night and then finish cooking them the rest of the time in the morning or if there would be ...
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What can I substitute for lady cream peas without noticeable flavor change?

I was emailed a recipe by a friend -- she'd like me to cook a Strawberry and Lemon White Bean Bundt Cake. One of the ingredients is going to be a problem, though: 1/2 pound Camellia Brand Lady ...
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Canned green and yellow beans [closed]

I have cooked the beans drained and boiled water filled hot jars boiled water bath for the right time .They sealed and days later popped seal I then feed my hens but that was for us not them
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Should beans for making flour be soaked?

I am considering trying to make my own bean flour from black/pinto/red beans, for use in pasta. I cannot find any references to soaking first, all recipes just says to grind them into flour. Except ...
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How long to warm taco bar dishes in a roaster [closed]

With beef, mexican rice, and refried beans in a roaster that has 3 separator bowls, how long does it take to reheat these taco bar dishes, and what would be the best temperature? I intend to ...
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Both over- and undercooked beans from a pressure cooker

I cooked pinto beans in an electric pressure cooker and ended up with a few overcooked mushy beans, few cooked ones, if slightly al dente, and the majority of beans so severely undercooked that they ...
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How to keep frozen beans soft?

I like putting beans (e.g., mung beans, red beans) into my ice cream when I make ice cream at home. What I do: soak the beans overnight, boil them, mash them, then mix them into the cream as it's ...
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Delayed Pressure Canning by 12 hours? OK? or no?

We did a batch of canning the other day. We take our beans and blanch them then let them cool off. We take our mason jars and boil them as well as our lids. We take the jars out of the boiling water, ...
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Cooking kidney beans that just started to sprout a little

I have some kidney beans that I soaked overnight to cook the next day but didn't get a chance and accidentally left them out and it's been fairly hot lately. Some of the beans started to get little ...
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Beans soaking times, flavor vs flatulence

It is known that beans contain certain oligosaccharides that cause bloating and intestinal discomfort in some people, myself included. Some of these oligosaccharides are water soluble and will be ...
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Problems Sprouting Soybeans

I've sprouted mung beans (many times) and a few other seeds successfully. I understand the process well. I've now tried sprouting soybeans a number of times but I can't make it past soaking. After ...
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How to season soaking beans

I would like to know the purpose of large spring onions and bay leaves and baking soda when soaking beans overnight as in the following picture. Is it for cleaning the beans, killing germs, easing in ...
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Do split beans need to be thrown away?

I understand that the primary goal of sorting through dry beans is to remove things like pebbles. I very rarely find any of those, but there are often clean halves of beans. Do they they need to be ...
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How long do cooked beans keep in the fridge [duplicate]

From my reading I do not find cooked vegetables in the proposed duplicate. How long can I store a food in the pantry, refrigerator, or freezer? There is a general "cooked dish" of 3-4 days. If that ...
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What to do with bean juice

I cook beans there's heaps of brown coloured water. Do you drink it or something? Thanks.
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Good ideas for Tonka Beans [closed]

My girlfriend loves the taste of Tonka beans, so I got her some for Christmas. We are however struggling to find that many recipes involving them, and the ones we have found seem to vary from saying ...
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Why is it so rare in the US to get kidney bean poisoning?

Background: Do canned kidney beans contain Toxins? BBB - Phytohaemagglutinin Question: From my searching around the Internet I've found that there's a lot of warnings about poisoning but hardly ...
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Macronutrients and cooking temperature of beans?

For other foods, the cooking temperature seems to make a difference to which macronutrients are extracted, and subsequently, to the taste of the final product. For instance, the temperature is ...
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How to incorporate quick soaked beans into a simple vegan chilli recipe

I make a big pot of vegan chilli roughly as follows: Saute onion and garlic. Brown soya mince. Add 1 tin corn, 1 tin tomatoes, 1 tin chickpeas, 2 tins beans, various spices, cocoa powder, and tomato ...
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Does chilli get milder with cooking?

I have made a tomato, onion and cannelini bean curry. I put a lot of chilli spice in it, perhaps too much. If I keep simmering it, will it get milder? I'm hoping it will cook into the (bland) beans....
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How is bean pasta so protein-rich?

I've seen a number of bean pastas that have pretty close to a 1:1 protein/carb ratio. For example, this black bean pasta has 23g carbs and 25g protein per serving. On their own, black beans have a ...
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Are my cannellini beans safe?

I've never cooked with these before, si maybe I'm just being paranoid, but I was kinda surprised when I opened my (store bought) can of beans and found that the liquid they were packed in was kinda ...
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Conversion rate in volume of freshly picked beans as opposed to dried beans

I wish to use fresh beans instead of dried ones.For a kg of dried beans as per the recipe how much of fresh beans should I use?
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Ideas to cook dry beans fast in halogen oven

I am planning to cook beans in an halogen oven i recently acquired. Where i am in an office, I have no gas cooking facilities and don't want to venture into electric cooking to weight on electricity ...
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Am sprouting beans in machine is the color normal

I have been sprouting my beans for three days now I am not sure if it is ready to harvest and is the color normal and what is the best way to store it? I've attached photos. Thank you
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Cleaning burnt beans stuck to pot?

Yep. Every several years, a pot of beans is left unattended, sinks up the place and ends up with a rock formation of encrusted bean matter that can't be removed. This time, it's my dearly-beloved ...
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Is there a reliable source for clean dry beans?

When I clean and sort a cup of dry beans it takes a long time and I find myself discarding a good tablespoon of dirt, rocks and beans that don't look right. These are beans purchased in 1 pound ...
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Split beans in a pressure cooker?

I just got a Presto 6qt. Pressure Cooker. Its manual states that I shouldn't cook split peas in it; does that include split mung beans or dal, or does it refer only to "green peas?"
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How do you get garlic to stick to green beans?

When sautéing green beans (or snap peas, asparagus, etc) in butter with garlic, how do you get the garlic to stick to the beans?? I've tried varying the amount of butter up and down, and I've even ...
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What does it mean to sort beans?

I have some bags of dried beans. The instructions say, for overnight soaking: OVERNIGHT SOAK: Rinse and sort beans in a large pot. To 1 lb. of beans (about 2 cups), add 6-8 cups cold water. Let ...
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Do frozen Lima Beans contain Cyanide?

I often buy frozen vegetables, defrost and eat them. Recently, I came across an article that says Lima Beans contain Cyanide, should be thoroughly cooked and then eaten. Do frozen Lima Beans come ...
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Beans rated by cooking time

I'm quite a bean aficionado and have noticed that different kinds of beans vary widely in the amount of cooking the require to achieve an equal level of tenderness. E.g. while I cook small lima beans ...
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Are there any naturally sweet legumes?

I'm just wondering if any legumes are sweet. Preferably, I'd like a sweet bean, but whatever works.
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Calories in bean liquid?

Canned beans come with a liquid that may be eaten. Do the calories shown on the can reflect the calories with the liquid, or without? Either way, is there a way to know the calories in just the beans ...
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How do I cook beans without having too many that are split?

Whenever I have cooked beans from raw (dried), many of the beans split. But if I buy canned beans, there are fewer split beans. How are the canned beans cooked so that there are fewer split beans?
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How long will reconstituted beans last in the refrigerator?

Dried beans. Soaked overnight. Drained. How long can I keep them in the refrigerator before use?
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How to make homemade pinto beans taste like canned refried beans?

I see plenty of advice out there on how to make canned pinto beans taste delicious, but does anyone know how to recreate that cheapo refrito taste? I've tried countless combinations of freshly cooked ...
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preparing lupini beans?

Lupini beans are an ancient and delicious snack food widely consumed around the Mediterranean and elsewhere. But they naturally contain high levels of toxic alkaloids, so they require special ...
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Canning chili with beans

We're going to try canning some homemade chili with canned kidney beans. Question: Would it be best to add the beans right before canning so they don't get over cooked or do you think there would be ...