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How to Quick-Soak Dried Beans

While reflecting on the past year and dreaming of all the goals I would like to accomplish, and then it hits me, I forgot to soak the beans overnight. No worries, I can use the quick soak method and have the beans ready to cook in an hour.

 

Sorting black-eyed peas

Sorting black-eyed peas

 

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 Bean Quick Soak Method

This bean quick soak method can be used for all types of beans.

The cooking times will be the same for all beans, but the soaking times might vary if they are larger.

Supplies:

First step: Measure the correct amount of dried beans (any beans) for your recipe, then sort through them for stones and debris and discard anything that is not a good-looking bean.

Rinsing the beans in a colander 

Rinsing the beans in a colander 

Sorting the dried peas

Second step: Place sorted peas in a colander (this is the one I used) and rinse them with cold water. Place beans in a large saucepan with enough water to cover them plus one extra inch of water for good measure.

Third step: Place a  saucepan over high heat and bring the peas and water to a boil and cook the dried beans for one minute.

Fourth step: Remove from heat and cover with a lid for one hour.

Fifth step: Drain peas in a colander and then rinse.

Now you are ready to use them in your recipe. Easy-peasy and budget-friendly!

 

Add water quick soak method

Add water quick soak method.

Dried beans quick soak method

Quick-Soak Dried Beans

This bean quick soak method can be used for all types of beans.
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Course: Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: How to Quick Soak Beans, Quick Soak Beans
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour
Servings: 13
Calories: 118kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Dried Beans
  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Sort through the dried beans to remove small stones or other debris.
  • Place sorted beans in a colander and rinse them with cold water.
  • Transfer beans to a large saucepan and cover with enough water to cover them plus one extra inch of water for good measure.
  • Place the saucepan over high heat and bring to it a boil and cook for one minute.
  • Remove pan from heat and cover for one hour.
  • After the beans have soaked for one-hour, drain beans in a colander and rinse with cold water.

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 474mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 33mg | Iron: 2mg
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Dried Bean Recipe

Black-eyed Peas Recipe

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of dried black-eyed peas
  • ham hock
  • 4 slices of bacon
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 1 stalk of celery (chopped)
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 2 cups of your favorite rice (cooked)
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • green onion (chopped)

Cover peas with water and soak overnight (omit this step if quick soak method was used)

Drain peas, cover with fresh water and add the ham hock and bring to a boil. Note Publix up the street from my house had ham hocks in large multi-packs, and I ask the butcher if I could purchase only one, and he repackaged this one for me. That was a money saver of $6.00. The dried black-eyed peas were on sale for $1.39 a pound.

Ham hock

Ham hock

Reduce heat and simmer for one hour—drain peas, reserving the liquid. Place bacon in a skillet to saute, then remove bacon to paper towels.

Use the grease from the bacon to saute the chopped onion and celery for 2 minutes.

Add garlic to onion mixture and cook for 5 minutes. Add peas, ham hock, and rice. Cook, stirring constantly.

Add vinegar and 4 tablespoons of the reserved liquid from the peas. Cook 5 minutes, stirring. Add more reserved liquid if necessary—season with salt and pepper. Chop the cooked bacon.

Serve topped with chopped green onions and bacon.

Good Luck Black-eyed peas

Good Luck, Black-eyed peas

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