Advice on my plate of beans...
January 11, 2011 7:05 PM Subscribe
Is there any reason to soak beans before cooking them in a slow cooker?
posted by furiousxgeorge to Food & Drink (19 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm not really concerned with cooking time, if I was I wouldn't be using the slow cooker in the first place. I have heard that soaking reduces the gas creating properties of beans, but I feel like slow cooking should do the same thing if I discard the water and rinse the beans when I'm done. There are a ton of opinions on this question online, anyone have anything authoritative?