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Old 03-22-2015, 08:54 PM   #8
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Default Re: How to Pressure cook dried beans?

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Originally Posted by ShepherdsWife View Post
I do this every single week at least once. I make a HUGE pot of beans and then I am good to go for quick beans and rice burritos all week for meals.
Take your beans(i usually use pinto but I do black, and various other kinds as well) and wash them thoroughly. Put them in the cooker and cover with water. I never measure, but I put a minimum of 3-4 cups of beans or more and then I cover with more than enough water. Lock on the lid and place on the stove on high heat. When your pressure cooker starts to blow steam time for 18 minutes. Then remove from the heat and let the steam finish and the pot cool down until the lock releases and you can open the cooker.

I do the same except when I turn on the heat, I set the timer for about 45 minutes for pinto or chickpeas & 40 minutes for black beans & let it go. When I hear the pressure-thingy rocking, I turn the temperature down a bit. They always turn out . . . beans are pretty fool-proof.

I recently read that you're supposed to put a tablespoon of oil in the water to keep beans from foaming & potentially clogging the release valve, but in the 20+ years I've been pressure cooking beans, I've never had a problem.

Then I portion them into ziplocks & freeze. 1.5 cups of beans = 1 can.
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