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October 1st, 2012, 06:12 PM
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So, I am trying to steer clear of canned food, but we love beans and they are so fast and easy out of the can. Then there are the lined cans, but they are 3x's the price Well, today i soaked a bag of black beans overnight, then cooked in the pressure cooker. Came out great! I got like 4 cups of beans out of a bag of dry beans (less than a dollar!). I was pretty stoked. I froze two baggies of them, hope that keeps, according to the internet it does.
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October 2nd, 2012, 12:48 PM
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my mom always boils and freezes beans in advance and they keep really well and taste great.
i dont bother soaking beans, i have to use the pressure cooker at this altitude anyway and soaking them doesn't make a difference.
we eat central american red beans the most, black beans second. i usually have to get the nicaraguan beans from california since i cant find them here. i get a few 5lbs bags that last me forever.
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October 2nd, 2012, 03:48 PM
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how long do you cook unsoaked black beans in the pressure cooker?
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October 2nd, 2012, 10:08 PM
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about 50mins. the red beans take about 65.
afterwards, i have to boil them on the stove for about an hour or two if i want them to release the starches to get a thicker soup if i'm making soup.
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October 3rd, 2012, 05:50 AM
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wow! that is long!
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October 3rd, 2012, 03:09 PM
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is it? i used to do them on the stove at sea level, so i have no idea.
how long do you cook them for?


when i first moved here i tried stove top cooking for the beans and they never ever cooked all the way through..i knew i needed to invest in a pressure cooker then.
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October 3rd, 2012, 06:14 PM
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after soaking them, they cook for 6 minutes in the pressure cooker, or 1 hour on the stove. I think you meant an hour in the pressure cooker, no?
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October 4th, 2012, 07:29 AM
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yah. it takes that long in the pressure cooker. i've tried less time but they were still too firm. on the stove when i lived at sea level it would take 2-3 hours for the red beans.
all this bean talk is making me want some red bean soup!
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October 4th, 2012, 05:55 PM
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wow! that is crazy long for a pressure cooker!especially when mine cooked in 6 minutes!!!!
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