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APPRIL Posts: 2,239
3/22/07 4:52 A


It does take a long time for red beans to cook as they are a large bean. Give it time.
It will also take beans longer to cook if there is salt in your water/soup/stew.

Here's a great site that instructs on cooking different type of beans:

Edited by: APPRIL at: 3/22/2007 (05:00)
PCHILDS1 Posts: 1,378
3/21/07 3:53 P

I have never cooked red beans, but I have cooked other beans. I usually do the "quick soak" method. I think you bring the beans to a boil, take them off the heat and let them sit for a couple hours. Then change the water and cook for 1-2 hours until done. It sounds like you are doing it right. There are always some that do not get quite done and are a little harder than the rest.

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3/19/07 11:42 A

Okay so I am trying to get more fiber and protein by eating beans.
I love beans I am just clueless whne it comes to preparing them.
I used to buy the ones already cooked in cans but the sodium is so high. Even if i rinse them they taste gross.
Anyway last night I did an over night soak.
I have been simmering the beans for about an hour now and the water is red and the beans are no longer red. Some have cooked quicker then others.

Am i doing this right?
I really am lacking protein in my diet. I do not consume meat and hardly any dairy products. I do not eat eggs either.

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