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January 6, 2010 4:52 AM Subscribe
Black beans. WTF? I like black beans, but I can never get them to cook out to be as soft as those from a can. Hope me, axe metafilterz!
posted by beerbajay to Food & Drink (23 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
I soak my beans. I've soaked them for 8 hours, I've soaked them for 16 hours, I've soaked them for 24 hours, I've soaked them for 36 hours. All are fail.
I then rinse my beans.
I then cook my beans in some water. This water is very hot, and the stove is on high. Sometimes I cook them for 2 hours. Sometimes I cook them for 4 hours. Sometimes I cook them for 6 or 8 or 10 hours. And my beans are still slightly crunchy.
This has happened with different batches of dried black beans from different producers in different countries. So, not that. What should I do?