Simple Boiled Great Northern Beans/Pinto Beans

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READY IN: 4hrs 20mins
SERVES: 20
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Wash and soak beans overnight if possible.
  • Pick out any shriveled beans and throw away.
  • Use a large stockpot.
  • Put bay leaves,salt and soda with the beans.
  • Cover and cook on low heat until tender.
  • Stir once in a while and add water if necessary.
  • Don't worry about any bean hulls floating.
  • It depends on altitude how long to cook.
  • I cook them four hours, on low to be nice and tender.
  • Drain the beans. Save the water.
  • Remove the bay leaves.
  • Mash and add some of the water back into the beans. You do not want them dry, but moist.
  • Add dried cilantro flakes.
  • Note: Add hot pepper flakes if you want spicy.
  • Add to raw ground beef, ground pork before freezing or cooking or other raw ground meats.
  • Sack in two cup amounts in zip lock bags. This is a starter recipe in refried beans,just add lard, bacon grease and spices. This is a quick starter for vegetable soup.
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