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Cooking Dried Beans.
To prepare dried beans (1 pound of dried beans = about 2 cups raw or 5 to 6 cups cooked), place
washed beans in a pot with 2 to 3 times their volume of water (1 pound of beans needs 4 to 6
cups). Let stand 8 to 12 hours. To quick soak, bring water and beans to a boil and allow to boil 2
minutes. Cover pot and let stand 1 hour. The time required for cooking beans is generally 1-1/2
to 2 hours, but this depends upon the variety of bean and the length of time they have been stored.
Check beans often as they begin to get tender so they don't get mushy. Cook at a gentle simmer
with the lid tilted to retain shape. If beans foam up during cooking, add a tablespoon of oil or fat
to the water or cook with a small amount of fat pork or bacon. If a recipe calls for tomatoes,
lemon juice or vinegar, add when beans are almost tender or acid will slow the softening process.
Beans can also be prepared for quick-cooking in camp like minute rice. Cook them normally until
tender, drain and dry them in a food dryer or spread them on a flat pan and dry in a warm oven or
in the sun. Store in airtight canisters. They can then be reconstituted in water by boiling about 20
I have several stored away in my puter... let me copy paste a few
1 lb. dry pinto beans, cooked
1 tbsp. seasoned salt
1 tbsp. worcestershire sauce
1 tbsp. A-1 Steak Sauce
1/8 tsp. Tabasco
1 tsp. lemon pepper
1 tsp. onion powder
Soak and cook beans. When tender, add seasonings and simmer an additional 30 minutes.
Battalion Baked Beans
1 large can pork and beans
1/2 cup tomato catsup
6 small onions (or 1 jar small onions)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vinegar
2 tbsp. molasses
1 tsp. dry prepared mustard
Combine all ingredients except bacon and spoon into a casserole dish. Cover with strips of bacon.
Bake at 300 degrees to 350 degrees for 1 hour or until the bacon is done and the beans are bubbly.
6 cups cooked dry beans (2 cups raw)
1 small chopped onion
1/2 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp. molasses
1 tbsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dry prepared mustard
2 slices fat pork or bacon
Place half the cooked beans in a bean pot place chopped onion on top. Add remaining beans. Mix
brown sugar, molasses, salt and mustard and pour on top of beans. Lay fat pork or bacon on top
and cover beans with hot water. Cover bean pot and bake in a slow oven (250 degrees) for 6
hours. Uncover last hour to brown.
Burritos de Frijol (Pinto-bean-filled Tortillas)
Yield: 6 burritos Heating Time: Approximately
Temperature: Medium, 350°F Freezes Well
1 teaspoon shortening 2 cups grated sharp cheddar
2 cups cooked, mashed, pinto cheese
beans* 2-4 cups Red or Green Chile
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder Sauce**
6 Flour Tortillas** Shredded lettuce (optional)
2 green onions, finely chopped
1. Place shortening in a medium-sized skillet. Add beans and
seasonings and heat at medium heat.
2. Place 1/3 cup of bean mixture on bottom third of each tortilla.
Top with onions and 1/4 cup cheese and fold tortilla into thirds.
Place burritos in a greased 1 1/2 quart casserole dish.
3. Pour red or green chile sauce over burritos and garnish with
4. Place in a 350°F oven for 15 minutes, or until the cheese
melts. Garnish with lettuce.
Frijoles Pintos (Pinto Beans)
Yield: Approximately 4 cups Cooking Time: 4-6 hours*
Temperature: High, Medium, Freezes Well
2 cups dried pinto beans 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
9 cups water 2 tablespoons lard or
1 teaspoon salt shortening
1. Sort pinto beans and rinse in cold water.
2. Place beans and water in a large stewing pot. Bring mixture to a
boil over high heat.
3. Reduce heat to medium and cook until beans are tender.
4. Add seasonings and shortening to beans and simmer at low heat for
an additional 30 minutes.
Variations: Salt pork, tomatoes, tomato sauce, catsup, or onions may be added for additional flavor. * Frijoles Pintos may be cooked in a pressure
cooker for 45 minutes at 15 pounds pressure, seasoned, and simmered at low heat for an additional 30 minutes.
too bad I ran out of room before I could share with you how to make Frijoles Refritos (Refried Pinto Beans)
EDIT TO AD: in a pinch white ash from burned hardwood can be substituted for baking soda
edit on 10-10-2011 by GrandpaDave because: (no reason