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Old 05-26-2008, 05:07 PM   #1
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ISO help/advice cooking Pinto Beans

Can uncooked pinto beans turn sour? I so, how do you tell? I soaked m beans for about 17 hours then cooked them for three. Will they taste bad if they are sour?

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Old 05-26-2008, 05:22 PM   #2
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If you started with dry beans, they should not go sour. I've never heard of that's happening. Did you taste them after cooking them?
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Old 05-26-2008, 06:29 PM   #3
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all I can think of is that some airborne yeast spores may have settled in your beans and started some fermentation---beans have sugar in them and that's all you really need plus a "food" source---throw them out and start over----do the quick cook method--add water until it's at least 1.5 inches over the beans, bring to a boil, turn off, move pot to another burner and let set for 1 hour. Then pour off the water, add fresh water, broth, etc., and then cook as normal.
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Old 05-27-2008, 03:54 PM   #4
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17 hours is a long time sitting in warm water. Lots of nasty fermenting events can occur in that amount of time.
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Old 05-28-2008, 11:02 PM   #5
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yeah.. when sitting that long it should be cold water and the refrigerator.. otherwise.. there is the chance... I would taste them and if they taste okay go with it.. if not.. do over..
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