Questions tagged [beans]

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

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How to Sous Vide Dried Beans Safely

I would like to try to cook some dried, red kidney beans via sous vide but am having difficulty finding anything authoritative on how to do this safely. If you google "cooking beans safely" most ...
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soy milk production with no beany flavor

does anyone know how big industries like Silk are producing soy drinks with no beany flavor? I read that a you should soak beans in boioling water (which temperature? for how many minutes?) in order ...
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Beans should not be served with potatoes? [closed]

Huffington Post writes: Potatoes conflict with digestion of the beans, so avoid eating them in the same meal. Is this true? I couldn't find any reliable source.
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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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Is there any way to counteract the calcium chloride included in most canned beans?

All the beans I can find in the local supermarkets have calcium chloride in them, which helps them retain their firmness. But I want soft beans. Yes, I can cook my own beans from dry, but sometimes ...
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Should beans be drained after cooking?

I cook beans and then eat them (usually without adding anything else). I know that soaking water for beans should be drained. However, I haven't seen anything definitive about the water that the beans ...
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Can you eat beans after using them as pie weights?

I'm making a recipe that involves using pie weights when pre-baking a pie crust, and suggests using dried beans as an alternative if you don't have purpose-made pie weights. Can you eat the beans ...
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Can I eat beans that have had weeevils in it?

I put two cups of beans to soak overnight. The morning after, I realized there were dead weevils floating in the water. Should I eat the beans after cleaning them or is it better to just throw them ...
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Soaking legumes and cooking another day

If you soak legumes (in this case split chickpeas, aka chana dal), but end up not cooking them when they would be "finished", what is the best way to store them? In water or without? And how long can ...
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What can you surmise about coffee beans that have oil on them at the time of purchase?

I find myself favoring the purchase of coffee beans that have visible oil on them. My inference was that this bean had some extra flavor or awesomeness. Am I right, are beans 'better' if they are ...
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Is there any advantage to cooking beans in a pressure cooker, besides saving time?

I cook beans quite frequently, and typically soak them overnight then cook them the next day. I don't find that particularly laborious, so I've always wondered why people use pressure cookers. Are ...
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How do you peel chickpeas?

When making a hummus one of the key factors seems to be removal of chickpea white skins. Are there any tips on how can I effectively peel the skins off in an efficient way?
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In Chinese cuisine, are the black beans fermented in Black Bean sauce?

I was wondering what type of flavour the black beans add to black bean sauce. Can they be switched for pinto beans or kidney beans? Is there a process such as fermentation that the beans undergo ...
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How long should dry beans be soaked before cooking?

I'm guessing there are different answers depending on the type of dried bean (pinto, kidney, navy, white, etc.) and I am interested in all of them. So: how long should dry beans be soaked? Should ...
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How long can I store soaked beans before cooking?

I've soaked some beans in room temperature water overnight, since 6pm (white navy beans). How long can I keep them in water before I must use them? Will they last a day or so at room temperature ...
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what made the juice/water of the beans turned black

I have 3 new pre-seasoned cast iron pots as gifts I cleaned as instructed before using. But when I tried simmering a nice pot of beans in one the broth turned really black. I had to throw away ...
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Besides soy, can other types of beans be fermented?

Besides soy beans, can other types of beans be fermented?
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Can dried beans be pickled/fermented?

Can dry beans, when soaked, be pickled/fermented, such as in vinegar or brine? Or would there be too much phytic acid in them?
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Does removing the hull from beans reduce fiber?

Does removing the hull from beans reduce fiber content?
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How to warm up canned beans?

A recipe is asking for "canned black beans, drained, rinsed and warmed". I've never just heated up beans by themselves. How do I warm up these beans without using a microwave? Do I heat them up in a ...
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Cooking beans in soaking water [duplicate]

I always drain the water I soaked the beans in overnight and cook them in fresh water. But I've been noticing that the water gets a mild dye of the beans so I was wondering if I'm throwing parts of ...
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Sodium in canned beans and legumes

I was looking at some cans of black beans and chickpeas I had. They both had higher sodium than I would have expected. Much higher than non-canned varieties. I am wondering where does that sodium ...
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Can I make “falafel” with different beans?

I grow several types of beans in the garden, but the growing season is too short for chick peas. If I use a different bean - e.g., kidney, navy, cannelini, turtle (black) beans - do I need to make ...
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Why should I soak beans before cooking?

Every recipe says I should soak beans in water overnight before cooking. Why? I did some experiments. I have tried soaked and unsoaked beans from the same batch. There was no difference in cooking ...
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Should I rinse canned beans before using them?

Certainly, if I were making a salad with canned beans, I would thoroughly rinse them first. But if I'm making soup or chili with canned black beans or kidney beans, should I drain and rinse them first?...
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Accidently put dried red kidney beans in chili without soaking, What to do?

I'm new to cooking with beans, and I accidentally cooked dried kidney beans with my chili without soaking them first. Do I just let them cook for a long period of time, or am I in danger of getting ...
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Cooking beans with intact skins

When my grandmother would cook dry beans, she always soaked them overnight, and they came out "perfect" in the sense I liked, which was that the beans were soft, and in particular, the skins were ...
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Cooking Small White Navy's giving me issues [duplicate]

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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Does Pressure cook work for hard to soften soybeans?

I do not have a pressure cook in my house. But the soybean I bought remains really hard after soaking for 24 hours and boiled for 1 hour. I saw someone saying that some old beans will never soften no ...
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Are kidney beans that split and wrinkle during soaking process safe to consume?

After 5 hours of soaking I find my dried kidney beans' skin wrinkled and some split in two, however my main concern is phytohaemagglutinin and the fact now that some beans are split open and lost ...
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Can I cook two types of dried beans simultaneously?

My bean cooking method is to soak overnight, then cook in a crockpot on low all day. By dinner time the beans are ready. I have only ever done this with a single type of bean at a time. However, I ...
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Canned beans contain no liquid?

I recently opened two cans of pinto beans from the same brand (whole foods organic). One can looked perfectly normal with a fair amount of liquid and no visible beans until drained. The second can ...
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Which dried pulses, when stored long term, become hard to soften?

I'm trying to figure out which dried pulses store the best, as some are reputed to reach a state where they never fully soften. In an old answer by Joe, the US Dry Bean Council says: Dry beans ...
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Is cooking beans or any other food in metal cans safe?

Occasionally, I go camping and cook beans over a fire inside of the [what I am assuming is tin] can it comes packaged in (after opening the lid). Does heating the metal can release any chemicals in ...
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Baked beans still firm after soaking and hours of cooking

I decided I would make baked beans for a BBQ at my MIL's this past weekend. I've never made baked beans but decided that it was time since I love them so much! I found a recipe for Southern Baked ...
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How to cook dried red beans faster?

I bought some dried red beans from the supermarket. I learned that in order to cook them well, I need more time. I have to soak them in cold water for one night, then cook for another two or three ...
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How i get bagged beans to be soft? [duplicate]

I was making beans and i placed them in a slow cooker.I soak beans for a long time .But they are still hard i want to much them up and it seems like i can't cook them long enough.I have this happen ...
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How can I use bitter or hard water for cooking and specially in soaking beans?

How can I use hard water (with a bitter taste) for cooking and especially to soak dry beans. Normally beans do not soak well in hard (bitter) water. In that case, what should I do?
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How should I store beansprouts?

Bean sprouts are a common ingredient in stir-fry recipes, but they don't seem to last very long in my fridge. How can I keep bean sprouts fresh for the maximum amount of time?
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How long does it take to cook beans without soaking overnight?

I want to ask that beans are cooked without soaking overnight.What temperature and time is required for perfectly cooked beans without soaking .
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Can't get beans to cook to tender [duplicate]

I’m having a horrible time trying to get beans cooked to be tender and not bitter. Overnight soaking and rapid soak methods aren’t making any difference. If I add anything to the cooking process, it’...
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Using garbanzo flour instead of canned garbanzo beans

If I wanted to substitute chickpea flour for a can of garbanzo beans in a recipe, how would I prepare the flour? should I mix a amount of water with it and cook it? and if so how much water? Here's ...
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Is soaking beans 24 hours unrefrigerated safe?

It strikes me as an unsafe food practice to follow Cook's Illustrated's advice for soaking dried beans for 24 hours unrefrigerated. I've also seen them suggest you soak steel-cut oats unrefrigerated ...
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Picking through dried beans - many discoloured ones - moldy?

I was picking through some dried white beans and found a lot of discoloured ones, way more than usual. They smell fine. Does this mean that they are old (best before date is a long way away) or just ...
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Why do my mung beans turn from green to dark brown in a rice cooker?

I use a rice cooker like the one shown below to cook dried mung beans and red beans (Adzuki beans) as well as rice of course. After boiling and cooking, the rice cooker switches to a stable hot ...
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How do I convert a weight of dried chick peas to volume of cooked?

I'm following a recipe that calls for 200g of dried chickpeas, soaked overnight. I have two 28 fl. oz. (796 ml) cans of chick peas, packed in water. This is made complicated by two things: You can'...
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How does adding baking soda to soaking beans/lentils reduce the gas they make you have?

I've heard a few times that adding a pinch of baking soda to the water you use to soak beans/lentils in, reduces the gas it makes you have. I've not do any measured experiments myself, but I have ...
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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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Do tinned foods go off (stale)?

This morning I found a tin of baked beans with a best before date of August 2014. A colleague of mine told me that it's perfectly safe to eat, and that tinned foods never go off. Can this be true? Do ...