How to Cook Dried Beans

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READY IN: 14hrs
SERVES: 8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb dried beans
  • water, enough to cover beans by at least 1 inch
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place 1 pound bag of beans into large bowl. Sift and sort through the beans and remove any pieces of dirt and broken beans.
  • Fill bowls with HOT water to cover beans by at least 2 inches. Remove any beans that float to the top when soaking.
  • Beans will at least double in size. Soak in HOT water for at least 2 hours, but ideally, soak overnight.
  • After soaking, drain beans and rinse with cool water.
  • Place in large pot and cover with at least 2 inches of water.
  • Place the lid on top with a slight crack. Bring water to a boil. (I crack the lid at the start because I find that when I put the lid on all the way and move onto another task in the kitchen or around the house, the water will be boiling over and make a mess on the stove! So I crack the lid to avoid the spillage.).
  • Once boiling, reduce heat to medium and then cover completely. Let cook another 1-1 1/2 hours, or until beans are soft.
  • Drain beans.
  • Use in your favorite recipe.
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