This is why I do it.
they cook faster by boiling/steaming them first and I like soft veggies. The oil and seasoning is more for flavoring after they are cooked.
When I cook them with bacon and onions I will put the beans in the same pot raw because bacon takes a while anyway, so it works out well for me doing it that way. That pot/pan takes up a lot more room on my stovetop than the first method I use.
I didn't used to have a problem with space on my stovetop, but find myself thinking four burners aren't enough sometimes and you then get a couple large pieces of cookware on the stove and nothing gets centered over the burners...
Here they are shortly after starting. I use a wok type pan. This was lunch one day
The smokier the bacon the better.
Love the pouch and Italian dressing method, Debbie!