A Perfect Pot of Beans

Makes 5 cups Use this basic recipe to prepare beans for the recipes here. Adding aromatics (such as onion, garlic, and herbs) will flavor the beans and their broth, but leave a neutral flavor for any type of recipe. Kombu (dried kelp) helps reduce beans’ gas-producing properties. Per Per 1/2 cup: Calories: 124 Protein: 7 g Total Fat: <1 g Saturated Fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 23 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 2 mg Fiber: 12 g Sugar: 1 g Vegan Gluten-Free
A Perfect Pot of Beans
A Perfect Pot of Beans

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servings

PREP TIME

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minutes

TOTAL TIME

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minutes

SERVINGS

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servings

Ingredients

  • 2

    cups dried heirloom beans, pre-soaked, if desired

  • 1/2

    onion, peeled, optional

  • 2

    cloves garlic, crushed, optional

  • 1

    bay leaf, optional

  • 1

    strip kombu, optional

  • Sprigs of fresh or dried herbs, optional

Directions

Place beans, optional aromatics, and 8 to 10 cups water in large pot or saucepan, and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Boil 15 minutes. Reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer pre-soaked beans for 30 minutes; dried beans for 2 hours, or until beans are tender and creamy, adding more water if necessary. Remove aromatics before serving or using beans.

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