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This recipe gives all the different ways that can be used for preparing dry beans. I used it to make a Black Bean recipe and it does really help. Thank you Tish.

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BeckyF April 05, 2004

Thanks for the bean basics - I have jars of beans that I never cook just because I'm not sure what to do. I had bought a variety of dried beans for jar soup gifts but now I can cook some for myself.

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karen in tbay February 22, 2004

This recipe was exactly what I've been searching for. Back to the basics! It is a good way to start working with beans, while keeping costs down. Thank you!

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airdriegirl November 02, 2003

Great explanations for a beginner. I like beans, but haven't really made them before. This is exactly what I'm looking for. Why buy canned beans when dried beans cost you pennies - plus you can easily mix and match!

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Kat July 08, 2003

Dried beans 101--thanks for taking the time to post this--it is awesome. Beans turned out great!

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Queen Puff June 12, 2012

Great technique to cook dried beans. I had never cooked dried beans before so tried this method. This worked for me using the quick soak method. I froze the beans for future recipes.

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bmcnichol August 25, 2009

THANK YOU, Tish! These are great instructions! I just got done with some garbanzos and have some black beans soaking (traditional method) to cook up this evening. I'm freezing my beans in "1 can" servings so I can quickly use them in recipes....SO much cheaper than buying them canned! Thanks again for the great instructions!

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Radish4ever June 05, 2009

This is clear, precise and easy to follow directions for a someone new to cooking beans. THANK YOU.

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Nado2003 May 07, 2009

This is a super resource for information about cooking beans, thanks for posting this! I felt very confident cooking dried beans after reading through this. :)

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mayness February 18, 2009

Thank you! Worked great! Finally, I have a reasonable method to avoid all that salt in canned beans!

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Chef Toot February 01, 2009
Basic Dried Beans