15 Ways to Use Fall Pantry Staples for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Make the most of your fall pantry staples with these easy autumn recipes. When canned pumpkin moves from the nether shelves of your grocery store into high visibility spaces, a cooking mindset switch...

ISO Heirloom Dried Beans or Rancho Gordo Beans in Toronto

by To Market To Market 11 years ago

Hello, I was wondering if anyone has seen the delicious looking Rancho Gordo heirloom dried beans anywhere in Toronto? I am kicking myself for not buying some when I was last in the USA! If...

Can Dried Beans Go Bad?

by pixelrn 13 years ago

I found a couple of bags of dried beans in my kitchen and they are past the expiration date. I always thought that dried beans last a very long time if kept dry. Do you think it's safe to use them?

January 2017 COTM -- SIMPLE: Pulses; Pasta & Grains; 72-121

blue room
by blue room 4 years ago

Use this thread for reports from SIMPLE. Please don't copy recipes verbatim. You can go back to the main reporting here: http://www.chowhound.com/post/january-2017-cookbook-month-simple-diana-he...

Dutch Oven sizes - cooking 1-1.5 Cups of rice or beans

by jade408 7 months ago

So I am having the great existential crisis on what versatile dutch oven size to get. I am debating on 4 qt vs 5.5 qt Staub round cocettes. I need room to make 3-4 servings of stew and curry type d...

Table Talk with 'Cool Beans' Author Joe Yonan

The Chowhound Team
by The Chowhound Team 8 months ago

While most of the country slows to a halt, eating (and cooking) must go on and many are turning to healthy comfort foods to help tide us through these rough and murky waters. Beans fall squarely in...

Using dried beans

by Jjomalle 7 months ago

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 h...


by musiclvr56 7 months ago

I prefer to use water in my smoothies. The recipe I use- one cup water, one cup wild frozen blueberries, 1 cup frozen broccoli; 2T flaxseed and one banana. This recipe I just found-1 banana; 1/2 ...

Beans that are not sweet

by Nyleve 8 months ago

I want to make some kind of beans today and I’m looking for a recipe that isn’t super sweet. Prefer something saucy with lots of flavour, but not overly spicy. I have all these neat dried beans - s...

I let my dried beans soak too long. Are they fermented now? How bad would that be, anyway?

by Tartinet 13 years ago

Okay, so I had great plans to save money by soaking and cooking my own beans. I put them in to soak, and then got super-busy and kept putting off cooking them. It has now been two days of soaking i...

Shuck Beans

by soccermom13 9 months ago

We'll be in NC in April---New Bern, Raleigh, Asheville. Does anyone know where I could purchase some shuck beans to cook at home?


pistachio peas
by pistachio peas 3 years ago

Use this thread to post reports on the following chapters from DINNER: BEANS, LEGUMES, & VEGETABLE DINNERS (p. 234-273); RICE, FARRO, QUINOA & OTHER GRAINS (p. 278-297); and PIZZAS & PIES (p. 30...

Greenmarket Grains Beans

by Hickory 10 months ago

I've recently found that some black beans from the Union Square Greenmarket cooked very unevenly in my Instant Pot. I had the same problem with some organic black beans from Whole Foods. I'd neve...

Van Camps Beans What happened to all the beans ??? Chef Boyradee all sauce and very little product!!

by ekandefer 6 years ago

I just opened a can of Van Camps pork and beans and all I saw was sauce I stuck a spoon in and about 1/3 of the way down were the beans. The first thing that came to my mind was Oh No they were bo...

La Mesa, Massapequa

by Gastronomos 12 months ago

https://www.newsday.com/lifestyle/restaurants/la-mesa-massapequa-1.39154074 Our very own, the Fabulous Erica Marcus, has a nice write up on a place I find worth a mention here. When you do go, ...

How to cook beans?

by herb1 1 year ago

I’ve never liked beans. Most any beans. Green beans are good but kidney beans, pinto beans and especially soybeans have always been avoided. I can’t really explain why I don’t like them, texture or...

Beans not softened in crock pot after 12 hours!

by BucksMama 1 year ago

After reading all the previous comments (from 2015), I have decided to take my hard beans and soup out of crock and put into pot on stove and boil then let cool; if that doesn't work, I'll try the...

beans not softening in my crock pot

by Aimee 15 years ago

I used my new crock pot for the first time today to make black bean soup. I soaked the beans overnight and then cooked them on high for an hour in the crock pot this morning. I then added sauteed...

Tallow vs Lard

by borisabrams 1 year ago

Hey! So i saw Epic's Grass Fed Tallow in a store and was intrigued by it. Online it seems that neither tallow nor lard have any real taste and can be used interchangeable. Does the same rin...

Dried, uncooked wrinkly pinto beans?

by zarn 1 year ago

Are the wrinkly ones bad? Should they all be smooth? Pic below, two smooth on bottom for reference, wrinklies on top.

Beans not absorbing salt

by riri94 1 year ago

Hello I’m making beans simmered in sofrito. No matter how much salt I add it seems the sauce will get salty but the beans remain bland. Please tell me how I can fix this. I am using canned beans.