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Beans

Posted by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 11:02 PM
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We are starting to eat a lot of beans. We are finding new recipes with them, so I'm wanting to get the bang for my buck.

One kind is black beans. Usually I get them in can...but I'm interested in the dry variety.

Can I make those and then freeze portions? Ive never cooked dry beans.
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musicpisces
by on Jan. 14, 2013 at 11:57 PM

Yes!  That's exactly what I do.  I use my food scale, and weigh them out in 8 and 16 ounce portions.  16 oz is about what a can is.  I don't add any salt, and I only season them when I'm actually using them.

Using dry will save you a ton of money, and of course, beans are SO great and versatile!

I'm going to make some hummus tomorrow, I think, with garbanzo beans I made awhile back.  Nom nom!!

Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."

CrazedMomof2
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 12:05 AM
I don't care for beans.
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Proud2BWeird
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 12:26 AM
Yes, freeze them after cooking. They turn out great!

Cook them without salt, at least until they're almost tender. Cooking them with salt cans result in tough skins.

We love beans!
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darbyakeep45
by Darby on Jan. 15, 2013 at 5:25 AM

I've never done that before...Suzanne has some good ideas though:)

bhwrn1
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 7:02 AM

Sure can. I have a lot of dried beans. Mostly I use them for soup. Otherwise you have to hydrate them and use them.

Amanda52007
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 7:53 AM
Thanks ladies! I'm going to try it.
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mypbandj
by Jen on Jan. 15, 2013 at 8:28 AM
Tell me how you hydrate your dry beans. I've only ever used canned. But blackbeans are awesome. I like to make blackbean pizza and lasanga.
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mypbandj
by Jen on Jan. 15, 2013 at 8:28 AM
How do you make hummus?

Quoting musicpisces:

Yes!  That's exactly what I do.  I use my food scale, and weigh them out in 8 and 16 ounce portions.  16 oz is about what a can is.  I don't add any salt, and I only season them when I'm actually using them.

Using dry will save you a ton of money, and of course, beans are SO great and versatile!

I'm going to make some hummus tomorrow, I think, with garbanzo beans I made awhile back.  Nom nom!!

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musicpisces
by on Jan. 15, 2013 at 11:16 AM

This is the recipe I'll be using.  I don't usually bother with tahini, but you can if you want to.

Quoting mypbandj:

How do you make hummus?

Quoting musicpisces:

Yes!  That's exactly what I do.  I use my food scale, and weigh them out in 8 and 16 ounce portions.  16 oz is about what a can is.  I don't add any salt, and I only season them when I'm actually using them.

Using dry will save you a ton of money, and of course, beans are SO great and versatile!

I'm going to make some hummus tomorrow, I think, with garbanzo beans I made awhile back.  Nom nom!!


Suzanne

"Don't sacrifice what you want most for what you want right now."

mypbandj
by Jen on Jan. 15, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Thanks! I am going to try it, minus the tahina. I don't even know what that is!! LOL

Quoting musicpisces:

This is the recipe I'll be using.  I don't usually bother with tahini, but you can if you want to.

Quoting mypbandj:

How do you make hummus?

Quoting musicpisces:

Yes!  That's exactly what I do.  I use my food scale, and weigh them out in 8 and 16 ounce portions.  16 oz is about what a can is.  I don't add any salt, and I only season them when I'm actually using them.

Using dry will save you a ton of money, and of course, beans are SO great and versatile!

I'm going to make some hummus tomorrow, I think, with garbanzo beans I made awhile back.  Nom nom!!



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