How to Cook Dried Beans: Cooking dried beans sounds like a lot of work, but I'm going to show you that it is quite easy. The benefits of cooking your beans instead of buying them canned far out number any extra work--they taste better, have less sodium, and are cheaper than canned.
How to cook Dry beans: add 1 T apple cider vinegar per cup of dry beans & soak at least 24 hrs. rinse beans and refill pot with beans water & 1t baking soda, bring to a boil for a few minutes to bring out all the bubbles. scrape off bubbles. rinse and cook (i'm doing crock pot 4 hrs on high or 8 hrs on low) with beans
This popular post on How to Cook Dried Beans in a Crockpot Slow Cooker compares results using soaked or unsoaked beans and has other tips for slow cooker beans. And dried beans cooked in a slow cooker are better tasting, more nutritous, and less expensive than canned beans, so everyone should be doing this! [found on KalynsKitchen.com]
This is incredibly simple but very addictive; the first time I made this I cooked it four or five times in the next two weeks! There’s just something about the mix of soft, buttery beans and home-made pesto...