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Basic Recipe For Cooking Dried White Beans

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  White beans 2 Cup (32 tbs), dried
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), peeled
  Onion 1
  Bay leaf 1
  Carrot 1
  Cloves 2
  Fresh thyme sprig 1 (or other herb)
  Salt To Taste

Sort out any damaged beans or bits of stone.
Do not pre-soak.
Wash under running water and place in casserole with onion stuck with, cloves, carrot, bay leaf, garlic clove, and sprig of thyme.
Cover with tepid water to a level 3 fingers above surface of beans.
Cook with lid on over very low fire until beans are tender, but not mushy or easily bruised.
Drain thoroughly and discard vegetables and spices with which beans cooked.
Salt beans only when cooked.
Beans should be from current year if possible.
Unless they have been subjected to special processing, they will need to cook 1 1/2~3 hours. note: Cooked white beans ;are served with tomato-onion sauce, used in omelets , or fried to accompany meat or sausage

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Main Dish
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
25 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 360 Calories from Fat 8

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 0.97 g1.5%

Saturated Fat 0.25 g1.3%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0 mg

Sodium 126.2 mg5.3%

Total Carbohydrates 66 g22.1%

Dietary Fiber 16.6 g66.3%

Sugars 4.3 g

Protein 24 g48.5%

Vitamin A 51.8% Vitamin C 8.1%

Calcium 26.2% Iron 60.5%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Basic Recipe For Cooking Dried White Beans Recipe