*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                             Basic Cooked Beans
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beans                            Pressure Cooker
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    1 1/2  dried         beans
                         salt
 
 1.  Put beans in a large bowl and add 4 cups water and 1 teaspoon salt.  Let
 stand 12 hours or overnight.  For quick soaking, put beans, 4 cups water, and
 1 teaspoon salt in the pressure cooker.  Cover and bring up to high pressure.
 Remove from heat and release pressure by running cold water over the cover.
 Let stand for 3 hours.
 
 2.  Drain and rinse and transfer to the pressure cooker.  Add 5 cups fresh
 water and 1 teaspoon salt.  Cover and bring up to high pressure.  Reduce heat
 to stabilize pressure and cook for the times indicated below.  Release
 pressure by running cold water over the cover.  Do not open the pressure
 release valve on lid until all the pressure is released.  This minimizes
 foaming.  
 
 Black eyed peas   3-4 mins
 Lima beans           3-5 mins
 Great Northern      7-9 mins
 Pintos                      5-7 mins
 Kidney                     7-9 mins
 Red                          4-6 mins
 
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 NOTES : Technically, soaking beans overnight isn't necessary, although I
 highly recommend doing so.  It rinses away some of the complex sugars that
 make beans difficult for many people to digest, and it also makes cooking
 quicker and more reliable.