Country(s) of Origin: USA
How to Use:
Sort, discarding any stones, debris or malformed beans. Rinse in a colander. For every 2 cups of beans add 10 cups of hot water. Heat to boiling, let boil 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and set aside for one hour. Discard the soak water. Place the soaked, rinsed and drained beans in a large saucepan with fresh hot water. Water level should be about one inch above the beans. Add a tablespoon of cooking oil may reduce foaming and boil-overs; If the water should foam, skim it off. Boil beans for 10 minutes, then simmer until tender (approximately 1 to 2 hours, depending on the variety). Add seasoning during the cooking time, if desired.