How to Cook Dried Beans
 
 
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Ingredients
  • Bag of dried beans (Black, pinto, peruan, whatever variety you like! Peruan is the variety you see in these photos.)
  • Water
  • Big pot
  • ¼ of an onion
  • Salt
Instructions
  1. Ari (my neighbor) will sometimes soak the beans overnight, but it's not necessary. If you forget, no worries!
  2. Place the beans in a big pot (I use my french oven). Add water to cover the beans (if you soaked the beans prior, drain that water and add new water to the pot). Place ¼ of an onion (large pieces is fine) in the pot along with some salt (maybe about a teaspoon or so). Bring to a simmer over medium to medium-high heat, then cook over medium-low to medium heat for 2-3 hours (longer if you didn't soak the beans before hand). Stir the beans occasionally throughout the entire cooking process. You may need to add more water at some point if the water is running low but the beans are still not cooked through. The beans are done when they are soft and yummy!
  3. Remove the onion and add more salt if needed. If you want them to be more like refried beans, just mash them up a bit!
Recipe by This Week for Dinner at https://thisweekfordinner.com/how-to-cook-dried-beans/