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Old 08-19-2013, 11:33 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by claireweber View Post
I am salivating just thinking about these beans. Earlier in the week we cooked some garbanzo beans and made salads with them several nights in a row. Well, DH was inspired, plus there were no more cooked beans, so he started soaking pinto beans this morning. I had pulled out the pressure cooker earlier in the week for the garbanzo beans, so I figured I would cook the pintos up tonight. DH threw in some bacon, we cut an onion into eighths, and added some cumin and a little olive oil, OMG!
DH remarked he had never successfully cooked beans before, well, the pressure cooker does the trick. We each had a small serving, essentially our dessert, a little freshly ground sea salt and pepper, and some bean juice, voila! So very simple, but the flavor, amazing!
Those sound marvelous. I'll have to give your recipe a go, Claire!

Originally Posted by GrumpyGramma View Post
They're better done in a pressure cooker? I never soak the beans before I cook them, I think they taste better if I don't. I start them in cold water, bring to simmer, add some cold water, repeat 2 or 3 times and then finish cooking them on low heat.
GG, I do my beans the same way as you. I'm a HUGE wuss when it comes to pressure cookers. Not much scares me more than spiders except using a pressure cooker. My roommate in college had one and it went KABOOM in our apartment while she was cooking. I'll wait a few hours cooking by stove, or use a crock-pot, thankyouverymuch.
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