Questions tagged [beans]

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

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For what dishes I should wash starch off red lentils?

I usually wash grains and beans before using them. I wonder how/for what dishes I should wash red lentils? When I washed them, the water looks "soapy" (lots of foam) until I change it cr. 8 ...
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Can I eat kidney bean leaves?

Are kidney bean leaves safe to eat? Are there limits as to what stage they become unsafe? Like, I can eat them young but not old? Can I eat them raw or must I cook them?
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Non-fat way of preventing legumes from frothing during canning

I have been adding fat to each jar of canned legumes to prevent frothing during processing (pressure canning). The fat looks unappetizing in the final product, especially if the beans are used cold ...
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How long should I quick soak my dry black beans? [duplicate]

Yesterday I decided I wanted to make a soup using dry black beans. At 11:30 I started soaking them in a glass container and transferred them to a pot 5 hours later to be quick soaked. How long should ...
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Lentils and barley used together

In Polish Sausage Lentil soup, can I use some barley to replace some lentils - can I mix the two? Same question only opposite - in Turkey, Tomato, Barley soup, can I also use some lentils?
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Dried garbanzo beans not expanding when soaked

I recently tried soaking dried garbanzo beans for the first time. The 'quick soak' method which involved boiling them for 5 minutes and then letting them sit an hour didn't seen to change their ...
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Can I shorten bean soaking time if they'll be slow cooked?

I'm making something using butter beans (fasiola gigandes) which will be cooked for a long time (12+ hours) in a casserole dish with liquid covering them. Normally I would soak the beans first for a ...
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How to safely refreeze cooked beans? [duplicate]

I have cooked a kilo of black eye beans and made a meal with half of them. I intend to freeze the rest (the other half) to make another meal next week and freeze them for later meals. This last step ...
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Grinding coffee beans in the Olde Time Nut Grinder, now sold by Hampton Farms?

Has anyone tried to grind coffee beans in the Hampton Farms peanut butter machine? It seems to me that it would work well. Thanks. Larry
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Adding citrus to stew while cooking or after

I am trying to reverse engineer a recipe for a fava bean stew from the list of ingredients on a ready-to-eat can. The can, as well as every other (middle eastern) instance of fava beans I've had, was ...
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Tenderizing fava bean skin without overcooking inside

For the umpteenth time I'm going to give fava beans a try, never having achieved satisfactory results thus far. I love them when someone else makes them, or even the canned ones ready to eat at my ...
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Are these Red Beans or Red Kidney beans?

Hello I would like to ask the community, if this the kidney beans are (which are good for rajma) or these are the red beans. The package says RED BEANS only.. Thank you
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What is the difference between kidney beans, navy beans, and black turtle beans?

I want to know the difference between what I think are similar bean types: kidney beans, navy beans, and black turtle beans. I know that these beans come from the same plant, are almost the same ...
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Shelf life and preservation of home soaked and drained black beans

I am looking to see if I can avoid store bought tin of black beans for our Mexican recipes, we typically decide suddenly to make a Mexican dish and usually dont have soaked beans handy. Is it possible ...
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Dried beans, cooked in an acidic sauce, haven't softened enough - can I do anything now?

I know why my beans haven't softened - I was adapting a recipe (that calls for tinned beans) to use dried - and there's vinegar in the sauce. I soaked an assortment of beans from different packs ...
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Do pinto beans just ferment quickly? [duplicate]

I make bulk pinto beans as follows: Soak beans overnight in salty water Cook until tender, adding chopped onion and Serrano pepper Drain completely, place onto baking sheet to cool (~100F, this takes ...
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Can I use unpasteurized store bought miso to make more miso?

I have some leftover chickpeas and red beans that I was thinking of making into a miso paste, but I don't have any koji and don't want to go searching multiple stores in the middle of a pandemic. Can ...
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Some beans are not cooked [duplicate]

I am cooking beans Vigna mungo , after soaking beans in water overnight. I realized that when i cooked them in morning for 20 minutes in pressure cook, there are very few beans are still as hard as ...
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Tips and advice for cooking a bean recipe in the oven

The other week I tried cooking the braised carrots, date and chickpea recipe from Ottolenghi, published on the Guardian that I have put below. It was delicious and super easy. As someone who doesn't ...
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Cook chickpeas directly in soup?

I just started cooking dried chickpeas in my pressure cooker. It made me wonder... I have some soup recipes that I make in my IP that call for canned chick peas. At first I was subbing in my cooked ...
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Soaked chickpeas overnight 12 hours not plump

The dried chickpeas had two methods for soaking. Boiling and soaking, about 2hrs, and soaking overnight. I placed chickpeas in bowl of water overnight in fridge for about 12 hrs. They still seam "...
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Why do canned beans have less FODMAPs than dried beans?

Several sources have claimed that canned beans (after discarding the water in the can) are significantly lower in FODMAPs, particularly galacto-oligosaccharides, compared to cooked dried lentils. I'm ...
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My beans have an al dente texture after cooking. Is this indicitive of undercooking? [duplicate]

I wouldn't call it hard by mouthfeel, but after using the boil and soak method on some dried pinto beans and cooking in a chili pot for 1.5 hours,
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What can I do with soaked beans that I can't use right away?

I started soaking some dried black beans in water and salt in preparation to make delicious beans and rice tomorrow. However my wife has informed me that we have a previous engagement tomorrow and ...
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How to prevent/slow down fava beans from turning to darker color?

I usually make fava beans from dry beans, I simmer them in plain water for hours. Right after they are cooked they are bright green and have a very fresh delicious taste, but after letting it cool the ...
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How to properly soak urad beans?

So today I tried one of my (as I have recently learned not so genuine) Indian dishes: Dal Makhni (also Dal Makhani). There are different recipes, some mix urad beans with red kidney beans, I went for ...
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Bean based stew. Alternative to tomatoe sauce

The basic bean meat chilli is as follows Brown Garlic + Onion + ground meat (any) + boiled beans + tomato sauce + spices (e.g. chilli powder etc). Now I want to know if there another sauce that can ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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 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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