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Old 11-12-2008, 07:22 AM   #11
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Or leave them out. Mash them up and make some kind of dip out of them. My last two chilis didn't have beans and I didn't miss them.
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:53 PM   #12
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Whenever I've done the "quick-cook" for dry beans I've always covered them with at least 2" of water & brought them to a boil, boiled for 2 minutes, let stand for an hour, drain & cover with fresh water (or stock &/or seasonings), bring to a boil again, reduce to a simmer & cook for about an hour, testing every 20 minutes or so for appropriate tenderness.

As others have said, it really depends on the size & age of the beans.
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:14 PM   #13
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the older the bean the dryer it is and the longer it takes to cook.......pinto beans are great with chili,too, as well as a dollop of sour cream.......
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:19 PM   #14
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Old thread bump anyone???

I'm going to try dried beans again tomorrow..... kidney, with a crock pot red beans and rice.

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Soak? Precook?
They will be in the crock about 4 hours on high.... I think, I can't remember what I did last time....
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:48 PM   #15
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Suzie,,,,,,,,,,,,,it's too late, now ........but soak them overnight.......and stiick them in your crockpot..........they;ll be great...............I promise..........debs
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Old 01-20-2009, 11:36 PM   #16
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For kidney beans they may have to go longer than 4 hours in the crock.
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Old 01-21-2009, 08:34 AM   #17
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SO I'll be adding a can or 2 of beans to my grocery list today.
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Old 01-21-2009, 09:01 AM   #18
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you're a girl scout....... aren't you?...be prepared.... always....... good luck.........:):)
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Suz, I just made black beans(dried) in the crock yesturday, I didnt soak them at all, just threw them in with enough water to cover, on high for about 4 hours, or low for 6, I've done it with kidney beans as well!! HTH
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Just add them to the chili right before you take it off the stove, just enough to get the beans hot again. They may be soft, but still perfectly fine.
+2.

However, two hours seems excessive for the cooking time. Even if they're "old,," seems 1 hour would have been enough.
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