The Everything Bean Thread - Page 5
Page 5 of 8 FirstFirst ... 2345678 LastLast
Results 61 to 75 of 115
  1. #61
    Registered User dinah's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Posts
    549
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    i've never thought about the fact that beans have crops. lol.

    thanks for the info.

  2. #62
    Registered User Nishu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Monterey, CA
    Age
    32
    Posts
    2,371
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    28

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by greekislandgirl View Post
    oh I didn't realize you had soaked them overnight AND all day - they probably just weren't good anymore, or they needed to cook longer. Ideally you shouldn't use beans that are more than a year old, and if you buy beans close to the time (but before) the new crop is on sale, you could be getting beans that are ALREADY a year old when you buy them. Best time to buy beans is in the fall (October) when they are fresh, then they will keep for a year to 18 months. If you buy them in August, and keep them for a year, they are 2 years old.
    Is there a way to tell how old they are? Are they marked?

  3. #63
    Registered User greekislandgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Greece
    Age
    33
    Posts
    1,281
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    if you're lucky, they might have a 'produced on" or "packaged on" date but otherwise, just try to avoid buying them in summer when they're clearing out the old inventory.

  4. #64
    Registered User Nishu's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Monterey, CA
    Age
    32
    Posts
    2,371
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    28

    Default

    It's okay to use the older ones though, right? They're just hard?

  5. #65
    Registered User greekislandgirl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Greece
    Age
    33
    Posts
    1,281
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    11

    Default

    yes, it's okay - if you use a pressure cooker, you probably won't notice a difference. Just add a few minutes longer to the cooking time. With conventional cooking methods it could take many, many more hours or potentially never really get there. Pressure cooker is the way to do for older beans.

  6. #66
    Registered User RaineyDaye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    midwest
    Posts
    908
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    just bumping this thread - this cold wet weather is making me crave some bean soup

  7. #67
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    10,457
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    48

    Default

    Crock Pot Baked Beans

    1 pd (great Northern, Navy, Kidney, or a mixture of your favorite)
    6 cups water
    1 8 oz. tomato sauce
    1 chopped onion
    2 or 3 tbls. molasses
    1 or 2 tbls. mustard
    splash of liquid smoke (optional)

    Cook on low 8 hours or until beans are tender.

    (McDougall site)

  8. #68
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    10,457
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    48

    Default

    Easy Chili Beans

    1 can pinto beans, rinsed and drained
    1 can tomato sauce
    1/2 tbls. chili powder
    1/2 tsp. cumin
    garlic to taste

    Mix and heat. Yummy on a baked potato.

  9. #69
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    10,457
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    48

    Default

    Pioneer Baked Beans

    Apple(s) cut in big chunks
    onion, sliced thinly and separated into rings
    vegetarian baked beans

    Combine and put into baking dish. Bake uncovered 30 minutes at 350.

  10. #70
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    10,457
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    48

    Default

    Black Bean and Orange Salad

    1 can black beans, rinsed and drained
    1 can mandarin oranges, drained
    1/4 cup red onion, chopped
    chopped cilantro (I suppose you cilantro haters could leave this out. heh)

    Mix together and Chill.

  11. #71
    Registered User RaineyDaye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    midwest
    Posts
    908
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    10

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Palooka View Post
    Pioneer Baked Beans

    Apple(s) cut in big chunks
    onion, sliced thinly and separated into rings
    vegetarian baked beans

    Combine and put into baking dish. Bake uncovered 30 minutes at 350.
    hmm... apples with baked beans - sounds good!

  12. #72
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Posts
    656
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    8

    Default

    If you have hard water, you may have problems getting your beans to cook. Add some baking soda to the cooking water. Yes, this does reduce some of the nutrients, but the effect is slight and better to have tender beans.

  13. #73
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Posts
    10,457
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    48

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by RaineyDaye View Post
    hmm... apples with baked beans - sounds good!
    Yep, it's on my menu for next week.

  14. #74
    Registered User pollypurebred39's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    SE Pennsylvania
    Posts
    7,747
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    81

  15. #75
    Registered User pollypurebred39's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    SE Pennsylvania
    Posts
    7,747
    Post Thanks / WTG / Hug
    Rep Power
    81

Page 5 of 8 FirstFirst ... 2345678 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Name that Bean (Please)
    By monkeywrangler71 in forum Kitchen Basics
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 08-14-2012, 09:56 PM
  2. Another bean ?
    By wannabedebtfree in forum Kitchen Basics
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 07-07-2008, 11:56 PM
  3. *spinoff thread* From Frugal Nurses' paying off your mortgage thread. Tax Deductions
    By PrairieRose in forum Debt Reduction & Money Management
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-07-2008, 05:10 PM
  4. Green Bean And Bean Sprout Salad
    By Sinclairwife in forum Kitchen Basics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-21-2004, 11:08 PM

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •