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Old 10-17-2006, 01:05 PM   #11
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Two pounds IS a lot. And yes, you need a larger pot.
I think freezing them after just soaking will make them turn to puree when thawed and cooked, but I have no personal experience.
Do you have a pressure cooker? You could cook two batches real quick.
I think her beans have been cooking since about 11:15 best I can tell from her post above. She intends to cook them and freeze part for baked beans.
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:31 PM   #12
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Yep, in two pots. Good enough. But as I have posted elsewhere, I am LOVING my PC--two batches-30 minutes each. Just an FYI in general.
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Old 10-17-2006, 01:46 PM   #13
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Soaked beans will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week. You need not cook all the beans at one time. I'd make a batch now and make another batch using a different recipe in a few days. I'd be very concerned that freezing soaked beans will break the cell walls down and make the beans very mushy when thawed and cooked. I like texture to my beans.
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Soaked beans will keep in the refrigerator for up to a week. You need not cook all the beans at one time. I'd make a batch now and make another batch using a different recipe in a few days. I'd be very concerned that freezing soaked beans will break the cell walls down and make the beans very mushy when thawed and cooked. I like texture to my beans.
She is going to freeze once cooked as they are already cooking. There's frozen beans of all kinds in the freezer section. I wonder how those manufacturers do it....or if certain beans are more easily frozen than others?

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KitchenElf,

Wonderful link reference to Central Bean. I love beans and this site answers many questions I've had about them that despite cooking and enjoying them for years.

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Question Ham & Bean Soup

Can I freeze Ham & Bean Soup in a vacuum sealed bag and will the end result be a disaster. Will the beans become mush and not worth ever freezing.
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Old 08-14-2012, 07:20 PM   #17
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Bean soup freezes wonderfully! Should not be a problem.

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