Feeling confused on how to best cook with dried beans? Keep reading to learn how to get the most out of cooking dried beans from scratch.

TIP 1: Don’t Use Old Beans

Try to cook your dried beans within 2 years of harvest.

TIP 2: Soak Your Beans

Soaking your beans in water prior to cooking, will reduce your cook time.

TIP 3: Soaking Guide

The cook time will depend on the bean and whether you soaked them.

  • Small beans may take 45-90 minutes
  • Medium beans may take 60 to 120 minutes
  • Large beans may take 80 to 180 minutes