Slow Cooker-Magic: Easy Crock Pot Recipes You Can Load & Go, Plus Make-Ahead Tips (Page 3)

Soak Your Beans

2. Soak Your Beans

Before using beans in a slow-cooker recipe, soak them to ensure even cooking.
• Start by sorting beans to remove any pebbles; rinse well with cold water.
To soak overnight: Place beans in a large bowl, cover with 3 inches of cold water and soak at room temperature for 8 to 24 hours.
To “quick soak”: Place beans in a large saucepan with enough cold water to cover them by 2 inches. Bring to a boil. Boil for 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover and let stand for 1 hour.

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