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A Christmas Miracle!

December 20th, 2015 at 11:28 pm

Okay, that is a very strong statement. But I had to share that I was finally successful at cooking dried black beans! It feels like a Christmas miracle. I've tried a couple times before with no success. The beans were still unedible after hours of soaking and cooking.

I know someone here mentioned that using old beans could be part of the issue. And knowing that I have neglected bags of beans before cooking, I decided I needed to try again.



And yes, fresh beans worked out just like the direction stated! So tonight we had brown rice, black beans (which were seasoned with cumin, onions and garlic), salsa and sour cream. Yummy!! And pretty cheap.

I have at least 5 cups of beans left. I have put 2 containers of 2 cups of beans in the freezer. The rest were mixed in with the leftover rice, so someone will have some lunch this week. Probably me!

7 Responses to “A Christmas Miracle!”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    Hooray for beans!

  2. alice4now Says:

    It took me a couple tries, too, I never could figure out what I was doing wrong. In addition to soaking before cooking the beans in the crockpot, I was told to not add the salt until the end of the cook cycle. Supposedly the salt prevents the beans from getting soft.

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    That could be true alice4now, not sure I ever used salt in the past, but this time I know I didn't. Soaking and cooking in the crockpot. Easy!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    I've had trouble cooking beans, too! But now that I know I cannot digest beans, I don't try any more! I'm happy for you, though!

  5. pjmama Says:

    Yummmmm Smile

  6. My English Castle Says:

    I'm hoping my new pressure cooker will be the answer.
    Congrats to you!

  7. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Yeah! Nothing like home made beans. Smile

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