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Home Town: Graceville, Florida, USA
Living In: Hampton, Georgia, USA
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HELP...I've never had trouble with dried beans before, but...

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Last updated: Jan. 7, 2013 5:31 pm
Posted: Jan. 6, 2013 11:58 pm
Answered by: aunt star
Jan. 7, 2013 12:04 am
Sat night put 15 bean soup beans in to soak. Sunday, drained and rinsed them. Added onions n black pepper and brought them to a boil. Then I left them on low for some six hours. When I was ready to start finishing them for dinner - they were still underdone. I mean crunchy. What went wrong? Can I cook them more tomorrow? Do I need to drain and rinse again (the water is awfully dark)? Btw I miss you guys. Laptop died n posting is torture on a phone's small keyboard!!
Jan. 7, 2013 2:05 am
sounds like you got a bag of old beans- they may not soften - you can try to cook more- i think sometimes they don't rotate them at the grocery-
Answered by: nanny129
Jan. 7, 2013 2:08 am
Jan. 7, 2013 2:08 am
good info here
Jan. 7, 2013 4:10 am
Maybe the beans were stale,i have had that happen.Very annoying.Good luck.
Cliff G
Jan. 7, 2013 5:38 am
Agree old beans, will do it every time.
Jan. 7, 2013 5:05 pm
Same thing recently happened to me. Glad I didn't make it for company. Will have to check the date next time. Thanks for the info. I thought I did something wrong, but couldn't figure out what since I made it the same way I always do.
Answered by: aunt star
Jan. 7, 2013 5:31 pm
Didn't realize dried could get that old. I drained them again today and rinsed them well. Then put them on medium low for five-ish hours. They cooked to pieces, but with a lot of onion and garlic they went well with Healthy Sloppy Joes for game night. Guess I'll have to buy some more for soup. Thanks everyone for the info.
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