The Best Pot Of Beans

Beans are protein and fiber packed, go with virtually everything and are super affordable. Preparing dried beans is easy — all you need is a little time and once you master the technique it gets easier and easier. You can apply this recipe to any bean or lentil. Make a big batch to last all week and add them into your favorite dishes.

Recipe by Derek Sarno

Serves :6

Calories:244.4 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 lb soaked and rinsed white beans (you could use canned beans to save time)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Water

How To Prepare

  1. Soak, either — a) Overnight soak: In a large pot add beans and cover with water 2 inches higher than beans. Next day, drain and follow cooking instructions below.
    or b) Cheat soak: In a large pot add the beans and cover with water 2 inches higher than beans then on high heat bring to boil and shut off and let soak for an hour, drain and follow directions below.
  2. In large pot add the drained beans and bay leaf and cover with fresh water 2 inches higher than beans.
  3. On a medium-high heat bring the pot of beans and water to a boil. Lower heat, cover and simmer gently for an hour or until beans are tender yet still firm. After an hour periodically test a bean by seeing if you can mash it and it falls apart easily.

The Best Pot Of Beans
Tips

  • If short on time low sodium canned beans, drained work wonderful.
  • MAKE THEM WICKED! Add one large diced onion and 1 T chopped garlic, ½ t each salt and pepper when cooking.

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The Best Pot Of Beans