Growing up in Brazil I ate beans and other legumes everyday, often twice a day. The smell of simmering beans takes me home. It’s a comfort, nutritious food I am always excited to prepare for my family and share with others. And when the question is
“What can I make for dinner?”
In 2013, I will be sharing the bean recipes we eat in our home.
We do not use can beans. The recipes are in cups, so you can use can beans if you have those available. Cooking beans from scratch is inexpensive. I use a pressure cooker and cook enough for the week and to freeze. I also love to use my slow cooker– I love coming home to dinner or have that going on busy days.
I have a weighted-jiggle top pressure cooker and when it begins to rock I know the pressure is reached. I then set my timer for the recipe. Most beans cooks around 10 to 15 from dried beans, less from soaked beans. I will post the recipe with the times from my pressure cooker. You can also read in great detail on Missvickie.com wonderful resource: Steps by Step. also Check out this page with pressure cooker instructions and time charts.
hippressurecooking.com has an great pressure-cooker infographic!