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Old 12-18-2007, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Southwest Florida
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I love to eat all kinds of dry beans , especially pinto beans . The canned ones are not as good . We cook the dry beans with a ham bone with some meat left on . Best when it is just simmered down, till it gets thick and gravy like . Bake some corn bread and fried potatoes , and mustard greens and that is a fantastic meal. I was just wondering if most people prefer cooking dry beans , over opening up the canned ones ?
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Old 12-18-2007, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Ocean Shores, WA
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... I was just wondering if most people prefer cooking dry beans, over opening up the canned ones ?
Anyone who would prefer canned beans would probably also choose a can of Spam over a honey smoked ham.
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Old 12-18-2007, 11:09 AM
 
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Dry beans are so much better. Beans, cornbread, collards, YUM!
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Old 12-18-2007, 12:29 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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Always the dry - and I soak the beans for at least an hour before I start to cook them and pour off the soaking water and rinse the beans. I find that doing this eliminates much of the "gas" phenomenon hours later.

I make "cholent" most frequently, or solet as we call it, which calls for smoked beef as well as barley. If you have never tried it, you don't know what you're missing - this recipe is over 2000 years old. I plan to make some this week!
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Old 12-18-2007, 06:35 PM
 
Location: Mississippi
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dried beans for sure. LOL, just had them with cornbread, sweet potato casserole, slaw, and mustard greens. Very yummy. Best of all, my MIL cooked and invited us to dinner, so no cooking or cleaning in the kitchen for me tonight!
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Old 12-18-2007, 07:03 PM
 
Location: Long Beach, CA
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I love dried pinto beans. Soak them for an hour or more, rinse them off, add fresh water, put in crock pot, add garlic salt and chop up a jalapeno.
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Old 12-19-2007, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Southwest Florida
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Another way with dry beans that we like a lot . Cook black beans with dried ground cumin . Serve it over brown rice , with a little bit of browned ground beef over this . Put diced onion and jalapeno pepper on top of this . This might sound weird , but then we put yellow mustard on top of all of this . The mix of flavors sure hits the spot .
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:31 AM
 
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Default Dried Beans Forever

Dried beans are the only way to go. For something so simple to prepare, and so economical, I have no idea why you would buy them in the can. Yet at our local food pantry, dried beans sit and cannned ones are taken. I don't know. It's the same reason that people take that green box instead of making real macaroni and cheese.

Try this: Put cooked dried beans in a food processor with 3/4 pound of raw chicken, onion, garlic, and tomato puree, blue cheese, some cajon spice and whiz. Make into a meat loaf. Serve with chili sauce on the side. Yum!
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Old 12-19-2007, 09:39 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Dried beans are the only way to go. For something so simple to prepare, and so economical, I have no idea why you would buy them in the can.
Agreed.

Nothing like a big pot of pinto beans with cilantro, onion, tomato, and bacon! Or, some red beans and sausage over rice.

I'm getting hungry!
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Old 12-19-2007, 10:50 AM
 
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Try this: Put cooked dried beans in a food processor with 3/4 pound of raw chicken, onion, garlic, and tomato puree, blue cheese, some cajon spice and whiz. Make into a meat loaf. Serve with chili sauce on the side. Yum!
P.S. Before the food police come after me, please cook the loaf at 350 before eating.
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