Basic Dried Beans

Product Wellness Keys
  • Fat Free
  • Fruits - Vegetables
  • Heart Healthy
  • Gluten Free
  • High Calcium
  • High Fiber
  • Lactose Free
  • Low Calorie
  • Low Fat
  • Low Sodium
  • Sugar Free
  • Vegan
  • Lean
  • Whole Grain
  • Diabetes
  • High Calorie
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Nutritional Info
Each serving (4 oz) contains 50 calories, 9 g carbohydrate, (3 g fiber), 3 g protein, 0 g fat, (0 g saturated fat), 0 mg cholesterol, and 240 mg sodium.
  • Calories per Serving: 50
  • Makes: about 6-7 cups, drained
  • Active Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time to Make: 1 hour, 25 minutes
Basic Dried Beans


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  1. Sort and rinse beans. Place beans in large bowl. Bring 2 quarts of water to a boil; carefully pour boiling water over beans in bowl. Soak beans 10 min; strain. Rinse under cold water. 
  2. Add 3 quarts cold water, 1 Tbsp salt and beans to stockpot; bring to a simmer.
  3. Place onion, carrot, celery, bay leaf, rosemary, sage and garlic in center of cheesecloth square; close sachet and tie. Add sachet to stockpot; return to simmer. Cook about 60 min, or until beans are tender. Remove and discard sachet.
Chef Tips
  • Refrigerate beans with cooking liquid until ready to use.
  • You can save the reserved bean cooking liquid for use as a stock in other recipes.
  • This recipe makes the equivalent of 4 undrained 15.5-ounce cans of beans.


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