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How to cook beans?


Beans are healthy and nutritious. It contains almost everything that the human body needs: vitamins, carbohydrates, minerals, proteins.

In addition, it has excellent taste. Good housewives know how to cook tasty beans. From it you can make soup, side dish, dessert, salad. A dish of beans is as tasty and satisfying as with meat. It serves as a wonderful filling for pies and various baked goods.

Soaking features

The obligatory rule of cooking beans is soaking them for 10-12 hours in cold water, which should be boiled and cooled down very well. This begins the proper preparation of a delicious dish. If you soak it in raw water, the beans will turn out glassy and hard. It is good if for a time of soaking the bean container will be in a cold place.

Beans can be soaked in a good beer, which will give it a savory taste. The rules are the same as for water. When it comes time to brew the beans, the beer does not need to be poured, but brewed in it. Alcohol and harmful substances from it will evaporate.

Thermal mode

Another important rule for obtaining a delicious dish of beans is to comply with the thermal regime. First you need to put it on a slow fire so that it boils for at least half an hour. After boiling the fire should remain moderate, so that the beans boil weakly.

You cannot cook different types of beans together, because each variety requires its own cooking time. Beans are already salted in finished form. Compliance with these recommendations ensures tasty and delicious bean dishes.

Mushroom soup with beans

  • beans (two glasses),
  • one medium carrot,
  • vegetable oil,
  • bulb,
  • a bowl of champignons (or other mushrooms),
  • tomato paste (2 tbsp. l.).

Soaked beans to boil until soft for about an hour. While the beans are boiled, chop the carrots and onions finely and fry in vegetable oil. Put the mushrooms and stew for 10 minutes. Tomato paste mixed with flour, add to vegetables with mushrooms. Mix well and cook until thick for about two minutes.

Mix the cooked beans with fry with tomato sauce and diced potatoes. Bringing to a boil, cook on low heat for 20 minutes. Salt with pepper add to taste. Serve the soup with fresh herbs and homemade crackers.

Tomato bean soup with pork

  • pork ribs (500 g),
  • white beans (400 g),
  • tomato paste (150 g),
  • one carrot,
  • one bulb,
  • cardamom (five grains),
  • carnation (three buds),
  • salt, pepper, garlic to taste.

Drain the water from the soaked beans. Then rinse it in running water. In the pot lay the beans and meat, pour water. When it boils, make a moderate fire and cook for an hour and a half. Chop the onions with carrots, add tomato paste and sauté. This fried add to soup. Put all the spices and cook some more. Soup should brew for at least 15 minutes. Already on the plates, fill the soup with grated garlic.

Green Bean Salad

  • green beans (500 g),
  • two bulbs,
  • green parsley, sour cream, salt.

Pods free from tips and veins. Slice and blanch for 10 minutes, adding a little water with vinegar and salt. Then pour this water into onions, and wash the beans with water. Chop the onion rings and scald it with bean broth. Then cool and decompose on a platter. Put ready pods on top. All a little salt, put sour cream and mix.

Beans and Smoked Chicken

The composition of the salad include:

  • beans (200 g),
  • smoked chicken fillet,
  • fresh cucumbers (300 g),
  • salt, mayonnaise to taste.

For this salad it is great to soak the beans in a beer, then boil it. After leaning on a colander to cool. Cut fillet with cucumbers into cubes. Add beans, season with mayonnaise and mix well.

Beans with chicken and vegetables

  • beans (two glasses),
  • chicken fillet,
  • two carrots,
  • vegetable oil,
  • two bulbs,
  • two pickled cucumbers,
  • 2-3 bell peppers,
  • 4-5 tomatoes,
  • two cloves of garlic.

Beans leave overnight in cold water. Then boil until soft. Finely chopped chicken fillet rubbed with spices, salt and ground pepper. In chicken oil, fry chicken until golden. Finely chop onions, carrots, bell peppers, tomatoes. Vegetable mixture to simmer in a hot skillet for 10 minutes with vegetable oil (a little).

Put meat to the beans, add vegetables, pepper and salt to taste. 5 minutes to simmer and add the garlic with pickled cucumbers. Sprinkle the finished dish with fresh herbs.

Beans with pork in a pot

  • green beans (500 g),
  • pork (500 g),
  • two onions,
  • two tomatoes,
  • tomato paste (1 tbsp. l.),
  • mushrooms (250 g),
  • an egg
  • flour (1 tsp.),
  • sour cream (2-3 tbsp.),
  • grated cheese (3 tbsp. l.),
  • pepper, salt to taste.

Diced meat fry with tomatoes and onions. Green bean pods, cleared of fibers and cut in half, put in half-cooked meat. Pour hot water with pepper and salt. Stew on low heat. At this time, clean, wash and chop the mushrooms. Stew them with tomato paste, eggs and sour cream. Sprinkle with flour and briefly extinguish.

Mushrooms mix with beans, put everything in a fire-resistant ceramic pot, cover with grated cheese on top and place in a hot oven. The dish should be baked and covered with a golden crust.

Perfilyeva Inna Yuryevna

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google today at a time off?

Put it aside. For the 17th year is near.
And Lenin is so young.

I like to stew with tomato and chicken ventricles. google recipe. but it's an amateur, I love these things

I cooked and made a salad with her (I won’t say the exact recipe - everything that was in the fridge, and there was boiled breast, tomatoes, rubbed carrots, lettuce leaves and something else).

If you have red beans, then cook tasty borsch with it. Put it in place of potatoes. Cook with meat.
Also with her delicious cook sorrel soup

Beans, kmk, in itself a side dish. The simplest thing is to boil it, soaking it for the night or at least for a few hours. After not rinsing, simply drain off excess water through the cap. Separately, until ready to extinguish the meat, at the end add tomato paste, sweet peppers, carrots. Well, mix the beans and meat, a little stew all together, you get a stew.

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As for beans, only lobio comes to my mind.

Perashkov napeki, boil beforehand, you can add poppy, slightly crushing

I really like vegetarian chili with cocoa

Soak overnight. Then rinse well and put in meat broth or just boiling water. After an hour, add smoked ribs, after another 20 minutes, put the potatoes, chop the onions and carrots finely and sprinkle them in a frying pan, in another frying pan, fry a low-fat chopped smoked bacon. Both fry put in the soup for 5 minutes until cooked. Turn off, take out smoked ribs and eat the soup for an hour.

Delicious bean stew with tomatoes and garlic. You can just stew with onions and carrots, an excellent hearty dish.

Georgian lobio with walnuts, google recipe, I was cooking, very tasty

The author, that's right.
You above and about borsch wrote well, and about the stew as a garnish.
Beans are very long boiled soft, this is a fact.
Therefore, it is traditionally soaked overnight.
For a bean, a multivark is ideal, in the mode of quenching hours for 6 at least.
I put on a slow cooker in the evening, poured beans about 1 to 2m in water, add seasonings, salt a little and 8 hours for stewing. While sleeping, the beans are cooked. It turns out very tasty.
And then it can be with butter, knead, add garlic to taste, etc. Cheese is also very good.
Enjoy your meal )))))))))))))))

and I know what to do so that the beans should not be soaked for the night and so that it boils quickly!

and I know what to do so that the beans should not be soaked for the night and so that it boils quickly!

I love lobio from crushed beans. Boil, cover with a little salt and pepper, mix with fried onions, walnuts and cilantro.
Eh, if only then it wasn’t a sham from this yummy.

The author, that's right. You wrote about the above and about the soup, and about the stew as a garnish. Beans boil down for a very long time, that's a fact. Therefore, it is traditionally soaked for the night. in the evening I put a slow cooker, pour the beans with water about 1 to 2 meters, add seasonings, salt a little and 8 hours for quenching. While sleeping, the beans are cooked. It turns out very tasty. And then it can be with butter, knead, add garlic to taste, etc. Brynza is also very good there.A pleasant appetite)))))))))))))))

I think beans and green peas are too heavy to eat as a side dish in large quantities. It is better to use as part of a side dish with other vegetables or cereals or as part of dishes, like in soup or stew.

Simmer the chicken in a liquid gravy (onions, tomato paste, spices). Right in the sauce at this time to cook the beans.
Serve: one third of the dish is white rice, one third is beans in gravy, one third is chicken.
Mexican dish, in English called chicken rice and beans.

I love lobio from crushed beans. Boil, cover with a little salt and pepper, mix with fried onions, walnuts and cilantro. Eh, if only then it wasn’t a sham from this yummy.

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What is lobio?

Another interesting dish, which is very common among Georgian hostesses, is lobio, in fact, this is a bean. Variations of cooking this dish, there are an infinite number, because, as many housewives in Georgia, so many lobio options.

The most important rule of this dish is not to mix the types of beans when cooking one dish, because different types of boiled down differently, and for cooking lobio beans are boiled down very carefully, then kneading into a paste.

How to cook?

Georgian cuisine has a special taste, which is achieved through spices. Usually it can be dried seasoning mixes, such as rosemary, thyme, bay leaf, mint, sage, and others. Together they are usually called in one word - hops-suneli.

There may also include coriander, paprika, as well as cloves and saffron. Also in Georgian cuisine fresh greens are very generously used - green onions and cilantro. Lobio is a dish that is famous for its fragrant, but it is not spicy at all.

Ingredients: 1 cup red bean, 3 medium onions, 2 tomatoes, 1 tablespoon of hops-suneli, salt and black pepper to taste, a bunch of parsley, onion and cilantro, 60 walnuts peeled and 2 cloves of garlic.

Beans are soaked in advance, approximately one day. When it swells up, it must be put into a saucepan, add fresh water, and then cooked over medium heat for an hour, it is necessary that the beans become very soft. After cooking, the pan remains on the stove so that the beans reach full condition. Onions are peeled and cut into half rings, laid out in a frying pan and roasted over high heat.

There also hops-suneli and tomatoes, which are pre-cut into cubes, are added to the pan. The process of stewing continues until the vegetables are boiled down, and the tomatoes give juice.

Water is drained from the beans, the beans are placed in the vegetable mixture, where they are extinguished. The whole mixture should be salted and pepper to taste, close the lid. Walnuts and garlic are chopped finely, mixed and also transferred to the pan, everything is again covered with a lid.

Greens are chopped and mixed with the whole dish. Lobio is served warm or cold, it cannot be reheated, as garlic will lose its flavor. It is believed lobio - this is an ideal option for a picnic with barbecue.

Dishes from this simple product can be truly royal.

How to cook beans: cooking methods

The cooking time of beans depends on its type. To cook white and red beans in the traditional way, it will take at least one to two hours. Fresh green beans cooked for about 5 minutes, frozen - no more than 10 minutes.

Cooking green beans

1. First you need to clear the beans from the twigs and rinse it well.

2. Pour water into a saucepan and salt to taste.

3. Put the beans in a container and cook for 5 minutes.

4. Check the readiness of the product to taste. It is very important not to digest the beans, so that it does not lose its taste.

5. Finished beans throws in a colander.

Cooking Dry Beans

Cooks recommend that beans before cooking soak for a long time in water. This will not only accelerate the cooking process, but also have a positive effect on the product itself.

Cook beans on the stove

1. Enumerate the beans, remove the damaged. Its surface should be perfectly smooth, even, color - uniform. Good beans are always firm to the touch.

2. Place the beans in any container and fill with water. On one glass of beans we take 2 times more water. We leave it a maximum of 10 hours. During this time, the product becomes soft and cleaned of harmful substances. When soaking the water needs to be changed every 3 hours.

3. We drain the water before cooking. Put the beans in a saucepan and refill with cold water. Now for a glass of beans we take three times more water.

4. Put the pan on the stove, without covering with a lid.

5. Beans do not need to stir. But periodically pour water worth.

6. Also at the beginning of cooking, you can pour a few tablespoons of sunflower oil into the beans. Then she will be incredibly delicate in taste.

7. After an hour and a half, try the product to taste. If the beans are not soft enough, then continue to cook them until ready. Salt beans need 10 minutes before the end of cooking. For 1 cup of the product take 1 teaspoon of salt.

Cooking beans in the microwave

1. Soak the beans, as in the previous recipe. For one cup of beans we take 2 cups of raw water.

2. Drain the water and place the beans in a glass bowl.

3. Fill with cold water and turn on the stove at maximum power. For white beans, 10 minutes is enough, for red beans - 10 minutes.

4. Get the beans out of the microwave, stir and throw in a colander. Salt and pepper product to taste.

Beans in a multivariate

1. Put the pre-soaked beans in a bowl and pour water.

2. For white beans, set the timer for one hour, for red beans - for 1.5 hours.

3. At the end of time, try the beans to taste. They should be soft.

If boiled beans without soaking, their cooking time will increase by at least one hour. You can boil up to 0.5 kg of dry beans in a slow cooker with a five-liter bowl.

How to cook beans: professional tips

1. For soaking beans you need to take a large dish. The beans in the water swell.

2. Boiled beans are soft and easily crushed when pressed with a fork. Raw beans contain toxic substances that are dangerous to the body.

3. It is impossible to soak the beans for more than 12 hours, as the fermentation process can begin. In the hot season, it should be removed in the refrigerator. This will prevent the sprouting of the beans.

4. A neutral environment is preferred for beans, so water should be periodically changed while soaking. If this is not possible, then a special soda solution can be prepared for soaking the beans. 600 ml of water take ¼ tsp soda. Upon completion of soaking the beans, rinse and dip again in a fresh solution for a few minutes. At this time in 600 ml of water, we take ½ tsp of baking soda. Now wash the beans again.

Soaking the beans shortens the cooking time and washes away the starch that is found in excess on its surface. Beans absorb moisture, but do not boil soft and taste very tender.

5. The water dissolves carbohydrates, which are contained in beans. Therefore, in order to avoid strong gas formation, it is recommended to drain the water in which the beans were before cooking. The beans themselves should be thoroughly rinsed.

Also, to combat flatulence experienced cooks advised to add mint and thyme to the pan with beans. The intestines will not suffer from gases, the beans will get a fragrant aroma.

6. If you cover the beans with a lid during cooking, it can lose its rich color.

7. In order to preserve the white color of the beans and remove bitterness from it, it is recommended an hour after cooking to change the water in the pan and put it on fire again.

8. Cooking beans need to simmer.Care should be taken to ensure that the water in the tank is not completely evaporated. The bottom layer of beans can burn or become mashed.

9. If the beans are cooked for soups, then it should be cooked until half cooked. In the broth, the beans will be fully cooked.

10. Salt beans must be at the end of cooking. If this is done at the beginning, it will become very tough.

How to cook beans: the use of beans and the best recipes

The beans contain only about 1% of fat, but this does not prevent it from providing our body with vital vitamins and trace elements. Beans are rich in magnesium, calcium, vitamins K and group B, iron, fiber.

This valuable product is not completely digested by the intestines, thereby eliminating it from all unnecessary. Regular consumption of beans prevents premature aging, strengthens the heart and blood vessels, improves immunity. The amino acid tryptophan contained in the beans promotes the production of serotonin. Including beans in the daily diet, you will forget about bad temper, sleepless nights and depressions.

Now you know how to cook beans. Now is the time to consider the recipes for cooking the most delicious, satisfying and healthy dishes with boiled beans.

Tomato beans

To prepare this delicious dish you will need:

Dice onion and fry in butter. Add the melted carrot into the pan and fry for 2 minutes with the onion. Cut the tomatoes in half and grate. Tomato mass is poured into the pan. The sauce is prepared for 10 minutes. Now perelazhivaem in a pan of beans, salt, add garlic and simmer for 10 minutes. Before serving, decorate the dish with parsley.

Beans with vegetables

For this dish you need the following ingredients:

• tomato paste - 100 g,

• black pepper, bay leaf.

Pre-chopped onion fried in a frying pan. Grate carrots and add to the onions. Fill vegetables with water and simmer for 15 minutes.

Beans combine with steamed vegetables and continue to cook for 20 minutes. Add tomato paste, bay leaf, pinch of sugar, salt, pepper. Before serving, decorate with greens.

Mexican salad

To make two servings of salad, you need the following ingredients:

• red beans - 1 cup,

• lettuce leaves - 100 g,

• canned tuna - 80 g (small jar),

• canned corn - 3 tbsp. spoons

• apple cider vinegar - 15 g,

• small onion - 1 pc.,

• chilli pepper - 1 pc.,

• olive oil - 45 ml,

Rinse the lettuce leaves and leave in cold water for 1 hour. They will be crispy. Onions should chop half rings, pepper - straws. Add chopped beans and corn to chopped vegetables. Lettuce leaves dry, tear into a large plate. Cut the tomatoes into rings and spread over the greens. Cover the tomatoes with bean mix. Put a piece of tuna on top.

Cooking dressing of vinegar and olive oil. Beat the ingredients with a whisk until the state of the emulsion and pour the salad.

Spicy beans with eggs

Ingredients for cooking:

• white beans - 150 g,

• red beans - 150 g,

• sour cream - 2 tbsp. spoons

• canned tomatoes - 3 pcs.,

• olive oil - 15 ml,

• adjika - 2 tsp.

• garlic - 3 cloves,

• black pepper, cilantro, salt.

Finely chop the onion and garlic. Fry them in butter over medium heat. Remove the skin from the tomato and send them to the pan. Add adjika, sugar. Salt to taste. Stir well.

We send the beans to the vegetables and continue to fry until the excess tomato juice is evaporated from the mixture. Now we make four hollows in mass and break chicken eggs into them. Salt and pepper them. Cover the pan with a lid and simmer on a low heat for 10 minutes. Sprinkle with chopped cilantro. Serving ready meal with sour cream.

Diet bean soup

To make soup, you will need:

• beans - 2 glasses,

• salt, black pepper,

Finely chop the onion and garlic. Grate carrots. Fried ingredients are fried in butter and put them in the pan. Cut the tomatoes into cubes and add them to the pan along with the beans. How to cook beans, you already know. Vegetable mass is diluted with water to the desired consistency. Bring to a boil. Cook for 15 minutes. At the end of cooking add chopped greens. Salt and pepper bean soup to taste.

Bean Pie

White bean pie is a popular vegetarian dish.

For its preparation will need:

• white beans - 300 g,

• baking powder for dough - 5 g,

• oatmeal - 200 g,

• salt, cinnamon, vanilla.

Apple rubbed on a coarse grater. Beans grind in a blender. Mix cereal, apple and beans. How to cook beans, we discussed earlier. Add baking powder, pinch of salt, a little cinnamon and vanilla. Heat the oven to 180 ° C. Cover the baking tray with food paper and spread the dough evenly. We bake a cake for half an hour.

Soup with beans and mushrooms

To prepare the soup will need the following ingredients:

• white beans - 150 g,

• tomato paste - 40 g,

• chicken broth - 1 l.,

• any vegetable oil, fine salt, black or allspice.

Chop onions, carrots and garlic finely. Put the pot on the stove over medium heat. Pour the oil and fry the mushrooms. Salt, pepper to taste. Add chopped vegetables to mushrooms. Now cut the sausage into small strips and put it in a saucepan. Pour in the broth and bring to a boil. Cook soup for 10 minutes. Add tomato paste and white beans. Again, give the dish to boil. Before serving, put parsley in the soup.

When you know how to cook beans, any dish of beans will be under your power. Delicious salads, appetizers and soups are made from this nutritious product. Dishes are very delicate and soft to the taste.

Beans under the eggs

In addition to beans (glass), you will need:

  • two eggs,
  • bulb,
  • sour cream, red pepper, dill, salt, flour to taste.

Almost ready boiled beans to shift in a hot pan or frying pan without a handle. Pre-container grease with vegetable oil and lightly sprinkle with breadcrumbs. Heat and pour over the top with beaten eggs mixed with flour, toasted onion, pepper, salt, dill. When a brown crust is formed from the eggs, smear with sour cream on top and keep in the oven for another five minutes.

Baked beans

  • speckled or dark beans (two glasses),
  • tomato paste (2 tsp),
  • two bulbs,
  • two bay leaves,
  • salt, black pepper, flour, sugar to taste,
  • vegetable oil.

Soak beans almost until cooked. Cut the onion into half rings and sauté until golden with flour. Pour the bean broth into the roast. After boiling, season with pepper, sugar and finally with bay leaf. Pour this sauce in boiled beans and simmer for half an hour. Served hot or cold. Delicious the same.

Bean Cutlets

  • beans (glass),
  • two bulbs,
  • semolina (1 tbsp.),
  • two eggs.

Ground and washed beans grind in a meat grinder, adding there one raw and one fried onion. In the mixture to enter the eggs and semolina. Formed cutlets and slightly fry. Then place the cutlets in a cauldron, pour in water (meat broth) to cover them, and simmer for an hour and a half.

Bean lobio

Lobio is a Georgian dish, meaning beans in a sauce with various seasonings. Many recommendations are known how to cook lobio from beans. Here are some recipes.

  • two glasses of beans,
  • a glass of peeled walnuts,
  • 250 ml of beer
  • garlic head,
  • two bunches of green parsley,
  • 1 tbsp. l Sahara,
  • juice 1 pomegranate,
  • to taste salt and pepper.

Soak the beans in beer and cold water. Boil until soft and drain. Through the meat grinder skip garlic, walnuts, greens. Add this mass to the cooled beans. Season with pomegranate juice, pepper, salt, and sugar.

Lobio with eggs and butter

  • green beans (1 kg),
  • 200 grams of butter,
  • 3 eggs,
  • salt.

Bean pods, peeled, washed with cold water and chopped, put into the pan. Pour two glasses of boiling water, close the lid and cook for one to two hours until cooked. When water boils away and the beans are boiled out, add oil, salt. Stew for 10 minutes. Introduce a raw egg and mix. Pour the rest of the beaten eggs. Smooth the surface and simmer in a closed saucepan until the eggs are ready.

Lobio with nuts and tomatoes

  • green beans (500 g),
  • tomatoes (600),
  • half a cup of peeled walnuts,
  • two bulbs,
  • garlic clove,
  • sprig of cilantro,
  • three sprigs of green basil and parsley,
  • salt.

Put sliced ​​tomatoes into a saucepan and let simmer for 2 minutes on fire. Then, removing from heat, rub through a sieve.

Cook the sliced ​​pods of beans and combine with tomato puree and onions. Boil. Mix walnuts with salt, garlic, cilantro, parsley, basil. Add this mixture to green beans and mashed potatoes and boil for 10 minutes.

Described a small part of all that can be made from beans. This is a delicious soups, mashed potatoes, stews, casseroles, goulash, pies and more. If you start cooking dishes from beans, you will want to do it more often.

The secrets of cooking white beans

The most common type - white varieties. Personally, I also love to deal with them. They cook faster, boil down better, and the upper shell is very thin and hardly felt in food. For borsch, soup, mashed white beans fits perfectly.

Boil will have any beans, except, of course, canned. How to cook white correctly?

First you need to soak the washed beans - 4-6 hours is enough. Fill 1 part of the beans with 3 parts of warm water, cover with a lid and leave it just on the table.

After this water is drained, and the beans themselves washed several times. Now go to the cooking. If soups or borscht are planned, the beans can be sent to the broth pan 1-1.5 hours before cooking. On a side dish or in a salad, white beans should be cooked for no longer than 1 hour so that it does not boil soft.

Do not forget that any legumes should be salted at the very end, otherwise they will be tough.

Is it possible and how to cook white beans dry, without soaking? Yes, it is really possible, but the cooking time will have to increase by 3 times. And the first water after boiling is better to pour and pour the beans fresh cold.

By the way, a little trick: do not cover the pan with a lid while cooking and the beans will not darken!

Cook red beans

Red varieties, like brown and black, have a denser outer shell. Therefore, they have to cook longer. Such varieties are more suitable for salads, lobio, that is, for those dishes where it is important to keep the beans whole.

Because of this feature, it is almost impossible to cook red without soaking. And it is better to endure it in water a little longer - 8-10 hours. If you are afraid that fermentation will begin - hide in the refrigerator. Ideally, the water for soaking should be changed three times. The ratio of dry beans and water - 1 to 3.

After soaking, pour fresh water and cook for 1.5-2 hours. Check whether the beans are ready, you can only taste - it is difficult to visually assess the readiness of even the most experienced housewives. You need to try at least 3 things - sometimes a part is already cooked, and parts need another 5-10 minutes.

By the way, mixing beans during cooking is undesirable, especially if it is intended for a salad or side dish.

Watch the detailed video tutorial on soaking and boiling properly:

Green beans

Green beans or asparagus beans are radically different from the usual, because it is eaten when the beans have just begun to form. Accordingly, the protein in it is less, but more different vitamins.

Before cooking, it is also important to choose it correctly. Asparagus color can be different, not necessarily green. There are even purple varieties. Their size can also vary, for example, cowpea pods reach 90 cm! By the way, ripe cowpea beans are known as “black eye” beans - a variety that can be cooked without soaking.

What is required for an asparagus is the absence of a rigid inner shell and hair in the pod. Check is simple - break the pod in half.

It is clear that these varieties do not need to soak - just boil. Right asparagus beans are prepared as follows:

  • wash the pods, slightly dry, remove noses and tails,
  • cut into suitable pieces
  • dipped in salted boiling water and cooked for 10-15 minutes,
  • throw in a colander and rinse under cold water.

After that, the green beans can be served as a side dish. If in the future we quench or fry it, we shorten the cooking time by 2 times.

Frozen asparagus is no less popular than fresh. Freezing has almost no effect on the taste and healthy properties, but such lovers of tender pods like me get the opportunity to enjoy my favorite foods all year round. Cooking frozen is even easier - right from the freezer we send the right amount of boiling water and after 5-7 minutes from the moment of boiling it can be turned off.

How to cook fast

There are some secrets by which you can speed up the cooking process.

The first method is very simple - you need to add a pinch of ordinary soda.

The second method is more difficult, but it reduces the time by almost 2 times! Fill the beans with cold water, 5 minutes after boiling pour 100 ml of ice water. And we do it until it is cooked.

To learn about the third method - watch a short minute video:

Beans and Kitchen Gadgets

Cook beans quickly and with the help of a microwave. The process consists of 3 stages. First, pour the soaked beans with fresh water and put in the microwave oven for 10 minutes at the highest power. After we reach, mix and ship back for 15-20 minutes, but the power is already average. Then we get it again, add salt, add spices if desired, mix again and, covered with a lid, let it brew for 5-7 minutes.

In the slow cooker, the process cannot be accelerated, unless your model does not combine the pressure cooker. But to cook the beans in any case is very convenient. Enough to fill the soaked beans, pour the right amount of water and set the appropriate mode. Usually it is "stewing" or "soup."

Is it necessary to soak?

Let us consider why soaking is so important. It is clear that so the beans cooked faster and tastes better. But there is another very important reason. The fact is that in beans of a bean there are special substances - oligosaccharides. They seriously complicate the work of the human digestive system, and in case of problems with the gastrointestinal tract even dangerous! During soaking, the oligosaccharides dissolve in water. That is why beans after soaking must be boiled in fresh water.

If it was not possible to dunk, then change a couple of times the water during cooking.

As you can see, everything is quite clear and easy. I am sure that if you follow these recommendations, then even a novice in the kitchen will be able to cook dishes with beans correctly and tasty.

How to cook beans delicious?

Many dishes can be prepared from this healthy product, as long as they are tasty. It is important to know some rules. Eight hours before cooking, the grain must be soaked in boiled warm water, otherwise they will not cook completely. If you soak them in cold water, then after preparation there will be about the same effect as with not soaked at all. It is necessary to cook the soaked grains for at least an hour on a low heat, stirring. Foam must be removed. Salt can only be at the end of cooking. During cooking, the grains can change shape and color, so it is better to cook them without covering them with a lid.

Another secret for lovers of savory dishes: grains can be soaked in beer, and cooked in it too. The cooking and soaking time remains the same, only the taste will change, without worrying about it, the alcohol will evaporate during the cooking, and the aroma will delight.

It is important to know that this product cannot be eaten raw. It contains harmful substances, they are destroyed during cooking and do not bring any harm.

After completing all the rules of cooking and cooking grains, you can proceed to the preparation of delicious dishes.

Pork with beans

It will take:

  • Pork - 700 gr.
  • Beans - 400 gr.
  • Adjika - 2 tbsp. l
  • Onions - 2 pcs.
  • Oil plums. - 80 gr.
  • Greenery.
  • Salt.
  • Pepper.

Wash the pork and cut it into pieces, fry in a pan in butter. Add the onions to the meat and cook for another 5 minutes. After that, add pre-soaked grains and adjika, pepper, salt and simmer for 20 minutes, adding a little water. Serve with greens.

Mutton Beans

It will take:

  • Mutton on the bone - 800 gr.
  • Grains of white beans - 350 gr.
  • Onions - 1 pc.
  • Ketchup - 3 tbsp. l
  • Garlic - 5 cloves.
  • Sunflower oil.
  • Ground pepper.
  • Salt.
  • Greens (cilantro).

Place the lamb in a deep pan and set to boil. After the water boils add to the pot, well-soaked beans and allspice and cook for one hour. In a skillet in vegetable oil, fry onion and chopped garlic, add ketchup and fry for another 3 minutes, put it in a saucepan. Add salt and stew for about half an hour, add cilantro.

Cutlets with beans

It will take:

  • Chicken fillet (or boiled potatoes) - 300 gr.
  • Grains of white beans - 1kg.
  • Eggs - 3 pcs.
  • Carrots - 2 pcs.
  • Onions - 2 pcs.
  • Starch - 2 tbsp. l
  • Pepper.
  • Salt.
  • Greenery.

Beans, carrots and chicken fillet (or potatoes) boil, cool, chop in a meat grinder. Add greens, eggs, starch, grate onions. Season with pepper, add salt. Mix all the ingredients and refrigerate for 20 minutes, so that the stuffing is infused. After that, form small patties, fry in a skillet and fall to the table.

Goat Cheese and Pumpkin Salad Recipe

It will take:

  • Pumpkin - 400 gr.
  • Grains of white beans - 400 gr.
  • Goat cheese - 250 gr.
  • Mayonnaise.
  • Garlic - 4 cloves.

Slice the pumpkin and bake it in a preheated oven to 180 degrees in a greased form with sunflower oil for about 30 minutes. Промойте заранее сваренные зерна, или используйте консервированную фасоль. Наломайте сыр. Приготовьте заправку для салата. Для этого понадобиться майонез и чеснок.Crush two cloves of peeled garlic and mix with mayonnaise. Fill all the ingredients with mayonnaise dressing and mix.

Recipe for salad with beans and salted herring

It will take:

  • Egg - 3 pcs.
  • Herring fillet - 150 gr.
  • Canned peas - 100 gr.
  • Canned food beans - 250 gr.
  • Carrots - 2 pcs.
  • Mayonnaise.
  • Pepper ground.
  • Sprig of parsley.
  • Salt to taste.

Boil and peel eggs and carrots, chop them in a salad bowl. Then add chopped herring fillet, beans, peas, pepper, salt. Add mayonnaise and mix. Decorate with greens.

Hot Salad Recipe

It will take:

  • Jacket potatoes - 2 pcs.
  • Beans - 200 gr.
  • Marinated cucumbers - 4 pcs.
  • Onions - 2 pcs.
  • Carrots - 1 pc.
  • Sunflower oil - 20 gr.
  • Salt.

Beans boil. Peeled potatoes, peeled and grated. Pickled cucumbers finely chopped. Peel carrots and onions, chop and fry in a skillet, in sunflower oil, salt. Then mix all the ingredients and additionally fill with sunflower oil. Mix well. Serve warm.

Liver salad recipe

It will take:

  • Onions - 3 pcs.
  • Carrots - 2 pcs.
  • Grains of white beans - 150 gr.
  • Pork liver - 200 gr.
  • Oil plums. - 40 gr.
  • Mayonnaise - 200 gr.
  • Greens (parsley).
  • Salt.
  • Pepper.

Cook liver, allow to cool and chop. Peel the carrots and onions and grate them, then fry in butter, add chopped liver to the pan, and fry for about five minutes. Slightly fried ingredients put in a dish for salad, add pre-boiled white beans to them (you can use canned). In the salad, add mayonnaise, seasonings and decorate with greens.

Ribbed Soup and Potato Soup

It will take:

  • Pork ribs - 400 gr.
  • Potatoes - 2 pcs.
  • White beans - 100 gr.
  • Onions - 1 pc.
  • Carrots - 1 pc.
  • Tomato - 2 tbsp. l
  • Garlic - 2 cloves.
  • Allspice.
  • Bay leaf.
  • Salt.

Soak ribs for 20 min. in cold water. Pre-soaked white beans put in a saucepan for soup, pour water. Rinse the ribs and also add to the pot, put on the fire. When the soup begins to boil, remove the foam and cook for another 35 minutes, then add the chopped potatoes. Fry carrots and onions, add tomato sauce and pepper, then add frying to the soup. Season with spices and cook for another 20 minutes. When serving, add chopped garlic.

For potato soup will need:

  • Grains of white beans - 100 gr.
  • Potatoes - 3 pcs.
  • Carrots - 2 pcs.
  • Onions - 2 pcs.
  • Bacon - 100 gr.
  • Salt.

Soak the grains and cook, not forgetting to remove the foam. In 30 minutes till the end of its boiling add potatoes to the pan. Fry bacon, carrots and onions and add them to the soup, add salt and cook for another 15 minutes. Close the lid and give the soup for half an hour to infuse, after which it can be eaten. The soup turns out very tasty and nourishing. Enjoy your meal.