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Old 10-03-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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I have some pinto beans and bacon I am going to cook all day long tomorrow in the crockpot. I know you are supposed to soak the beans in water first, but why? Should I soak the beans overnight, then tomorrow put them in the clow cooker for 8 hours?
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:17 PM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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With pintos, I would bring to a boil then let cool. Drain the water and re soak and cook. Not sure they will need a whole 8 hours is you soak over night. Maybe if you put on low.

Draining the initial water is suppose to get rid of some of the stuff that gives you gas. Not 100% sure but that's what momma said years ago.

If you want good cowboy beans, add chili-powder.
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:20 PM
 
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I always soak overnight but then I cook my beans on a stove top with chopped ham and a ham bone. I season with a chopped onion, a couple of jalapenos and salt and serve with either Texas yellow or Jalapeno cornbread. Also, one trick I learned to remove much of the gas from the beans is to cook a small potato along with them. It does the trick.

Okay, now I'm hungry. . .
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:22 PM
 
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With the cooler weather, I picked up a head of cabbage today. So Sunday's dinner will be Cabbage, Beans & Cornbread.

Best meal ever.
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:31 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, AZ
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I want it to take a long time tomorrow in the crockpot though, lol! That way I can prepare it in the morning and by the evening they will be good to go!
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Old 10-03-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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With the cooler weather, I picked up a head of cabbage today. So Sunday's dinner will be Cabbage, Beans & Cornbread.

Best meal ever.
You might be right about that.

I always just throw my beans in the pressure cooker for about 40 minutes.
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:51 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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I am wondering if you really need to soak them if you are putting them in the crock pot...... hmmmmm.....
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Old 10-03-2009, 07:55 PM
 
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I am wondering if you really need to soak them if you are putting them in the crock pot...... hmmmmm.....
I would not think so but would bring them to a boil and let set about 30 minutes before I put them in the crock pot. Drain & rinse before you put in the crock pot.
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Old 10-03-2009, 09:00 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Can I tell you I was going to buy a bag of the 15 bean soup mix, the dried beans and They went up a whole dollar in price! What in the world?!?!?
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Old 10-04-2009, 12:44 AM
 
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I think even using the crock pot you should soak the beans overnight. Don't use any of the water they soaked in and rinse them one more time before putting them in the crock pot.
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