Cooking Dry Garbanzo Beans
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Since I started my journey of eliminating processed foods I have been buying beans in bulk. I cook a large batch and freeze in portions for later use. That way all you have to do is thaw, heat and serve. It’s very simple. You are not only eliminating the preservatives. You are also cutting down on packaging. It’s amazing how much less recyclables we have since I buy more foods in bulk. All those boxes and cans we used to fill the recycle bin with. I’m going to show you how to cook garbanzo beans today. I like to use cooked garbanzo beans in salads.
First lay out 2 to 3 cups of garbanzo beans on a cookie sheet. Pick out the broken or discolored beans.
Rinse the beans and cover with a couple inches of water.
Bring to a boil. Reduce the heat and simmer for 4 to 5 minutes.
Remove from heat. Cover and soak for 1 hour. Drain and rinse.
Place back into pot, cover with several inches of water and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat and simmer on low covered for 1 hour.
Remove from heat let cool in water for about a 1/2 hour.
Add salt now if desired.
Rinse with cool water and use within several days or freeze. I portion mine in amounts I know I’ll use at a time.
It’s simple and saves me money 🙂
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