what's with the beans...

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coquille

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Feb 1, 2004
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Hi everyone,

I love dried beans but..everytime I cook them and leave them they turn really hard. Useally this happens when I cook them in more than just water, like when i add sugar or soja or stuff like that.
Any bright ideas?? :roll:
 

scott123

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It's best to cook beans in nothing but water. Also, if you suspect the beans have been sitting on the shelf for a while, soak them longer - a lot longer. 24 hours refrigerated.
 

coquille

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Thanks scott,
But what's the chemistry part . I find it odd that a perfectly well cooked bean can turn hard again in 10 minutes just because you add some things to make it taste beter... :roll:
 
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