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Jjomalle | May 4, 202003:03 PM     8

I know there are a million websites on how to cook using dried beans but of all the ones I've read I'm not clear on one point. I get you need to soak your beans overnight then rinse them. But I have never been clear on whether you also need to boil them before using them in the recipe. It makes sense that you would have to boil them before when doing something like tacos which don't have much liquid. But what about when making a stew or baked beans and they are going to simmer for a long period of time, is that OK or should they be boiled separately first and then added? Finally, if that is the case, they should be boiled first no matter what, does the time matter or should it always be 45 min - 2 hours and then remove the beans and add them to the recipe?

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