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Thursday, April 03, 2003

Did You Know You Can Freeze Beans After Soaking?

We buy a lot of beans because of their wholesome goodness and because, well, they're cheap. When I first starting buying them I would soak them over night then make them the next day. It took up so much time and space that I stopped doing it for awhile. It became a burden.

One of the great things about dried beans is that you can keep them for a long time. Unfortunately, they are also always in my way. So I started soaking them over night then freezing them. According to the US Dry Bean Council they will stay good in the freezer up to 3 months.

So why not soak then freeze?

After taking the beans out I love cooking them in water with spices while they soften then draining them and cooking in chicken or beef bullion and meat then adding mushrooms, garlic, and chopped tomatoes. But you can cook them however you want to cook them because beans are extremely versatile.