This Easy Trick Makes the Best Tasting Beans You've Ever Tried

When it comes to quarantine cooking, pantry staples like beans get a lot of play. But how do you make them taste better? Here's an incredibly simple and ingenious tip for the best beans you'll ever...

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Lentils Question

by amandarose23 1 year ago

I’m making lentils (soup) and haven’t made them in away. When rinsing and sorting the lentils (under running water in a colander and using my hand) I noticed they started to get really wrinkly, and...

Soaking dried great Northern beans

by TracyPark 1 year ago

When I read years ago that soaking thick skinned dried beans shortens the cook time only 15 to 30 minutes, I have skipped soaking with good results. I used them in stew & chili dishes where it di...

Bad beans?

by fasttlane 1 year ago

I opened a can of kidney beans it was foamy and smelt sour... i put a bit in my soup but then fished them out quick. Some of the canning slim is still in my soup. Is my soup still safe to eat? Were...

Popeye's Red Beans and Rice

by ksmburns 7 years ago

I have been trying to make red beans and rice for years. I have been trying to find a recipe that tastes like Popeye's but I have not had ay luck. There are many "copy Cat" recipes out there but no...

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

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by blue room 3 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...

What exactly are Chili Beans?

by cncnorman 7 years ago

I found a recipe for Taco soup that calls for Chili Beans. The can I found at the grocery store has chemicals I am not allowed to eat. Can I make homemade Chili Beans with my own beans and season...

"Curry Powder" as an ingredient: automatic suspicion

by vjtaylor 2 years ago

Honestly when I see "curry powder" as an ingredient in a recipe I tend to assume the writer doesn't know what they're doing. Curry powder can mean DOZENS of different combinations of spices. Why wo...

Ideas For Chicos? (Not the clothing store!)

by PennyG 2 years ago

I bought some chicos at the Farmers Market on a recent trip to Santa Fe. I’ve been doing some research on the best way to use them and think I will probably throw some in with my next batch of Ran...

Beans won't cook.

by egit 7 years ago

It all started with a pound of Goya "small red beans." I soaked them overnight. I changed the water, and soaked them for about 6 more hours. I then proceeded to prepare to make a pot of chil...

Can Dried Beans Go Bad?

by pixelrn 12 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?

Beans for taco bar

by kaysheh 2 years ago

I'm in charge of bringing beans for a taco bar for 20 adults. I'm planning on buying 2 pounds of dry pinto beans and cooking them from scratch. Will this be enough? How do I spruce it up? Just sal...

Soaking beans overnight (Originally posted on General Topics)

by marcia 15 years ago

Recipes for beans always tell me to soak beans overnight. Am I seriously supposed to put the beans in the water at midnight, before I go to bed and leave them there until I'm ready to cook dinner t...

Dried beans in chili- just soak or cook before adding?

by jessicheese 7 years ago

I usually use canned beans in my chili but want to try dried. I know that I should soak them overnight, but do I need to cook before adding or do they cook in the chili?

Can I season beans after cooking and freezing them?

by csabos 2 years ago

Hi. I cooked a lb of pinto beans with ham hock, salt and pepper a few weeks ago. They were a little bland, but I froze half. Now I want to thaw those beans and add pinto seasoning. Is it too late t...

What can I do with chickpeas that never softened?

by vjtaylor 2 years ago

I have a pot of chickpeas that never softened. I don't want to put them into the recipe I was planning, but I'm wondering if there's another use for them. I was thinking of maybe pulsing them in th...

Looking for frozen pole beans (flat beans, romano beans)

by alkapal 3 years ago

I used to buy the PictSweet brand of frozen cut Italian Pole Green Beans at Harris Teeter, but they stopped carrying them. Have you seen them in any grocery store in Arlington or close-in Northe...

What red beans to use with Red Beans and Rice?

by RGC1982 11 years ago

The current thread on what kind of rice to use with gumbo got me thinking about red beans and rice. While most recipes call for red kidney beans, I have always reached for the bag of dried "Small...

Refried Beans Using Indian Beans?

by zackly 3 years ago

I'm going to a Patel Brothers Indian supermarket today. Being that today is Cinco de Mayo, I'm thinking of making refried beans. I generally use dried pinto beans for this preparation. A quick sear...

Bean cramps

by Kathy Thompson 11 years ago

My husband and one of my friends both have a very difficult time with dried beans. It isn't just the flatulence issue, which can be a bit unpleasant, but both of them have painful stomach cramps w...

Conch Peas--what do I do with them?

by Coyote 16 years ago

Have been presented with some conch peas. They are shelled, pale green, kind of firm. Googled recipes and what turned up was suggestions for dishes using rice, peas and conch, but I did not find ...