Basic Beans


Quick Soak
Add 1 pound dry beans to 6 cups boiling water. Boil 2 minutes. Remove from heat and soak 2-4 hours. Drain, rinse and use fresh water to cook.

Traditional Soak
Add 1 pound dry beans to 6 cups cold water. Soak 12 hours or overnight. Drain, rinse and use fresh water to cook.

Store
Dry beans keep for up to 12 month in an airtight container on a cool shelf. Cooked beans keep for up to three days in the refrigerator or in the freezer for several weeks.

In recipes?
2 ? cups canned beans can be substituted for 1 cup of dry beans. On 15.5 oz. can equals 1 2/3 cups cooked.