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Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:00 PM

I can't believe a run on dried beans.

LOL.

Suddenly everybody has the patience to cook your own beans? And the taste buds for it?

I'm not believing this! I've cooked so many beans over the years, keeping companies like Camellia and Goya in business, that I feel like I ought to have the right of first refusal. But they're all gone!!!!!!!



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Reply I can't believe a run on dried beans. (Original post)
Goodheart Mar 2020 OP
hlthe2b Mar 2020 #1
get the red out Mar 2020 #9
hlthe2b Mar 2020 #10
MissB Mar 2020 #23
PufPuf23 Mar 2020 #32
Kaleva Mar 2020 #41
customerserviceguy Mar 2020 #45
enough Mar 2020 #2
marybourg Mar 2020 #3
Goodheart Mar 2020 #4
Drahthaardogs Mar 2020 #5
get the red out Mar 2020 #12
Drahthaardogs Mar 2020 #18
Botany Mar 2020 #6
Goodheart Mar 2020 #14
Mariana Mar 2020 #19
Retrograde Mar 2020 #42
MissB Mar 2020 #26
Hoyt Mar 2020 #7
gibraltar72 Mar 2020 #8
kentuck Mar 2020 #11
OhioChick Mar 2020 #13
happybird Mar 2020 #52
Grammy23 Mar 2020 #15
nolabear Mar 2020 #35
Mosby Mar 2020 #48
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 2020 #16
Steelrolled Mar 2020 #20
hunter Mar 2020 #36
Hermit-The-Prog Mar 2020 #37
hunter Mar 2020 #40
mitch96 Mar 2020 #49
WyattKansas Mar 2020 #17
demosincebirth Mar 2020 #34
Wednesdays Mar 2020 #21
drray23 Mar 2020 #22
Goodheart Mar 2020 #25
kimbutgar Mar 2020 #24
tanyev Mar 2020 #27
customerserviceguy Mar 2020 #47
samnsara Mar 2020 #28
RoadRunner Mar 2020 #29
kentuck Mar 2020 #43
old guy Mar 2020 #30
The empressof all Mar 2020 #31
dlbell Mar 2020 #33
The empressof all Mar 2020 #57
mitch96 Mar 2020 #50
The empressof all Mar 2020 #56
mitch96 Mar 2020 #58
PoliticAverse Mar 2020 #38
pansypoo53219 Mar 2020 #39
roamer65 Mar 2020 #44
Sancho Mar 2020 #46
Goodheart Mar 2020 #51
spooky3 Mar 2020 #53
Goodheart Mar 2020 #55
Freethinker65 Mar 2020 #54

Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:01 PM

1. Maybe they all have Instant Pots--no presoaking and rapid cooking.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:11 PM

9. That's me!

And I stocked up on beans and rice weeks ago. I have already made Hoppin John, my husband and I both like that dish.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:13 PM

10. Me too. Though I could have purchased more I think.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #10)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:33 PM

23. I keep a fairly good stock of dried beans

I just discovered Iím on my last jar of dried garbanzo beans so only about 2 batches of Spanish bean soup left.

I doubt Iíll find any in the bulk bins for a few weeks.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #9)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:07 PM

32. Thank you for introducing this geezer to Hoppin John nt

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:19 PM

41. That's what I use to cook dried beans.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:54 PM

45. I love my instant pot

Made really great corned beef and cabbage last week for St. Pat's day. We had leftover cabbage, and I was able to quickly boil some potatoes and make colcannon, too.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:01 PM

2. I hear you...... NT

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Response to enough (Reply #2)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:03 PM

3. They'll be back. Most people will not buy them again.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #3)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:04 PM

4. LOL. So true.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:05 PM

5. Anasazi beans are GREAT!

Best ever!

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Response to Drahthaardogs (Reply #5)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:14 PM

12. I haven't had them in a while

Glad you reminded me of them.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #12)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:22 PM

18. I buy 25 lbs every late summer

Use them all year. Add some chicos and you are golden!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:08 PM

6. Go ahead post your best bean recipe

n/t

BTW my bean stash is
Red Kidney
Navy
Black Eyed Peas

the black beans were sold out.

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Response to Botany (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:16 PM

14. Well, as I'm from New Orleans, it's just our traditional red beans and rice

Pretty easy. Soak beans overnight.

Next day. Saute some onions, celery, bell pepper, and garlic. Decide on a meat: tasso, andouille, ham hocks, smoked sausage, whatever. Add to beans, along with bay leaf, salt, pepper, Bring to boil then simmer for a couple of hours or three.

Serve over white rice.

Heaven.

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Response to Goodheart (Reply #14)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:25 PM

19. Red beans and rice is good stuff.

Boston baked beans are excellent also.

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Response to Mariana (Reply #19)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:28 PM

42. Had it for dinner last night

red beans and rice, that is - the last of a batch made a few months ago and frozen.

Haven't been in a store in over two weeks: last went shopping the week before the shutdown since I was having minor surgery and wanted to have supplies on hand. I usually keep a supply of dried beans on hand (navy, black, pinto, garbanzos, red and brown lentils and the occasional Rancho Gordo package), as well as cans of refried beans. There are also some bags of speckled lima beans and fava beans (homegrown!) in the freezer. But we try to eat beans at least once a week.

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Response to Botany (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:40 PM

26. Spanish bean soup

https://recipes.oregonlive.com/recipes/spanish-bean-soup-potaje-de-garbanzos

I halved this recipe long ago. 1/4 recipe is enough for a main dinner with a side of cornbread for the 2 of us.

I use my instant pot blender to cook it. Takes under 15 minutes. I use dried beans cooked in my instant pot pressure cooker and sautť the onions/garlic on the stove top in a cast iron pan. It all goes into the instant pot blender to cook from there. Generally I cook up a batch of dried beans and store them in the freezer which makes this soup go even faster.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:09 PM

7. Sickest I've ever been is when I ate a bunch of dried pinto beans cooked 10 minutes.

Was a starving student, and didnít really cook.

They were good, kind of like crunchy boiled peanuts. I ate a bunch. But woke up later with my stomach swollen to max. I honestly thought I might have to go to ER.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #7)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:11 PM

8. Letting them swell up in your intestines is not a good thing.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:13 PM

11. If there are shortages...

Flour and beans are a staple. A lot of protein and they can last longer than most foods.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:14 PM

13. In regard to beans..

They're nutrient-dense and fiber-rich.

Actually, I love 15 bean soup.

This is really good:

https://hurstbeans.com/products/ham-beens-original-15-bean-soup

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Response to OhioChick (Reply #13)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:30 PM

52. We love that soup!

Itís a staple here in the winter. The best pot I ever made was with venison sausage and a diced up ham steak. I always get the one with the cajun spice packet.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:18 PM

15. There is a reason rice and beans are almost always part of a poor man's diet.


Yes, properly cooked, they can be delicious. But more than that, you can make many meals cheaply. Big sacks of rice and beans will feed a family for quite a while. Evidently, some people realized we were in uncharted territory with this virus crisis, so they went to some go to methods for feeding a family cheaply and for a long time. Some lessons are ingrained and learning to survive in a crisis for a long time requires going back to methods our parents and grandparents used in hard times.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:53 PM

35. Red beans and rice and greens. Poverty food, and damned good.

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Response to Grammy23 (Reply #15)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:14 PM

48. Beans and rice combine for complete proteins.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:19 PM

16. Aha!

If you were wise enough to convert your vehicle to natural gas, you can power yourself and the engine from beans. It just takes a little ducK tape, flexible hose, and a hole in the car seat. Pants optional.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:26 PM

20. You can also provide a little home heating if

it gets chilly outside. Get a lighter and flame up.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #16)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:03 PM

36. That gas goes away as your gut adapts.

I can eat rice and beans without any problems.

But no milk, please.

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Response to hunter (Reply #36)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:06 PM

37. oligosaccharides still exist in beans

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #37)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:15 PM

40. Yes they do, as do gut bacteria that break these down without so much gas.

Our guts and the bacteria that populate them are highly adaptive systems.

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Response to hunter (Reply #36)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:14 PM

49. I've been eating beans for years (yum) but I still get the walking farts.. embarrassing...

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:20 PM

17. My local Walmart...

I noticed it was very strange that when the toilet paper and disinfectant cleaners got wiped out, other cleaners and a lot of laundry products were also wiped out completely. Just very odd about the run on certain things that don't add up. Why in the hell would someone clear out laundry soap, fabric softeners, dryer sheets, other random products, etc. etc.?

There were times when I felt like I was in the Twilight Zone and random things just disappeared from the shelves.

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Response to WyattKansas (Reply #17)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:48 PM

34. I'm still scratching my head.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:29 PM

21. I couldn't stand the idea of going vegan

Until I remembered I could build whole meals around black beans. Top it with some good queso, or if you want to go full vegan, top it with some taco seasoned diced tomatoes, and it's delicious! The vegan version is zero WW points, too, for a whole meal!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:31 PM

22. That's what I'm cooking tonight.

Black eyed peas and black beans simmered with garlic, green pepper, onions, red wine vinegar and a bunch of other spices served over a bed of white rice with a squirt of Tabasco on it.

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Response to drray23 (Reply #22)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:39 PM

25. Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:38 PM

24. I wanted to make red beans and rice

Got the ham hocks but no kidney beans. Have gone to many stores and no luck finding kidney beans. That said I made a pot in January and the regular store did not have kidney beans ended up finding them at a small produce market. Went back to that store and no kidney beans. Iím kicking myself I didnít buy two packages.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:41 PM

27. Yeah, I'm suspicious of that in my area, too.

I live in an area where most people pay $5.00 at Starbucks rather than making coffee at home and theyíre going to cook dried beans? But many do have a lot more time on their hands right now, so I guess this would be the time to try it. I wish them well.

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Response to tanyev (Reply #27)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:58 PM

47. Fancy coffee

just became a luxury item for a lot of people.

I'm hoping that one of the positive outcomes of this crisis is that people discover the benefits of home cooking. While I do feel badly for the restaurants that have gone out of business, and those that will never come back, the fact is, many American families spend too much of their budget on restaurant and take-out meals.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:43 PM

28. Oh I noticed that here weeks ago.. it was like WTF? anyway I found them...

...at the local Mexican Market. They had lots

There was notice in the local police blotter that they had been contacted by someone asking if it was ok to park a truck by the side of the road and sell dry beans!

There are OUR beans!

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:44 PM

29. The only thing I have trouble believing is why it took so long

Beans are the perfect frugal, country food. They keep forever, are inexpensive, and always taste good. The first song I ever heard was about beans:

Beans, beans, America's favorite fruit,
The more you eat the more you poot.
The more you poot, the better you feel,
Beans, beans for every meal!

I can still hear my daddy singing it.

Poor country folks always keep a hoard of beans on hand, even grow their own. I live in rural New Mexico and itís like a religion here. They even made a movie about it, ďThe Milagro Bean Field War.Ē Highly recommended. Glad city folks are catching on, itís a lot better than sushi & avocado toast and shit like that. As a bonus, corn can be planted at the same time and there will be soon be corn cobs, an excellent substitute for toilet paper now that Sears & Roebuck stopped sending catalogs in the mail.

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Response to RoadRunner (Reply #29)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:47 PM

43. I probably wouldn't be here today if not for pinto beans...

It was a predictable dinner almost every day. And I always liked them better the second day.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 07:49 PM

30. We always have a fairly large supply of dried beans of various kinds.

We eat a lot of soups and bean dishes as a regular diet.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:02 PM

31. Can't get the Garbanzo's or Yeast for that matter

Who ever thought Hummus would be a hot commodity and people are hording the yeast. I haven't had any problems in getting bread...So it's strange that people who probably never thought of making it are now thinking they need to make it at home. I don't get it but hey fresh home made bread is yummy...and even better with home made Hummus.
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Response to The empressof all (Reply #31)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 08:43 PM

33. Where to find 'fresh yeast'

Dried yeast has been out of stock where I live for almost a month. A friend told me about 'fresh yeast'. It's what bakeries use. Comes frozen in a one pound block like butter but is somewhat crumbly. Go to a large bakery or the bakery of a large grocery store that makes its own bread. Ask if they'll sell you a block of it. You use twice as much as dried yeast (ie, if it calls for 1 Tblsp of dried yeast, use 2 Tblsp) and you have to activate it in warm water and a pinch of sugar first before adding it to your dough. I slice it in 1/4" slices before putting it in the freezer to make it easier to break off the required amount.

Please don't go and ask for more than one pound. One will last you a LONG time if frozen. Be kind of leave some for others.

And if worse comes to worst, search the internet on how to make your own yeast. It's fairly easy but not as convenient.

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Response to dlbell (Reply #33)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:47 PM

57. I'm going to try to get a sour dough starter going this week

It isn't hard, just takes time. I'm not that bored yet that I want to devote much time to doing bread. I still can get what I need delivered with the dairy. I am going to make focaccia tomorrow and use one of my last two packs.... I'm not going out at all right now even to the grocery stores....If I really don't need something..and can't get it delivered...I do without.
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Response to The empressof all (Reply #31)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:20 PM

50. "Can't get the Garbanzo's"

You can make Hummus with any white bean or any bean for that matter. In Egypt they make their hummus with Fava beans. I like the smaller ones as the skin/shell is thinner. Throw the beans in a food processor, add tahini (seasame paste) garlic and oil. Your set.
I make corn tortillas and put hummus on them with some veg or any filling you like....YUM!
m

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Response to mitch96 (Reply #50)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:41 PM

56. Yes...I do it with other beans but I'm a bit of a purist...

We like it with just Garbanzos, salt, lots of garlic, olive oil and lemon. It's the first time in a while we don't have it in the fridge as I usually make it weekly. I'm gonna dig around in the pantry again tomorrow ...I think I still may have some dry ones hiding in there. I am so grateful for my instant pot at times like this....


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Response to The empressof all (Reply #56)

Fri Mar 27, 2020, 07:58 AM

58. I'm fortunate to have a " international" store in town that caters to lots of different countrys

I picked up some garbanzo flour and made some hummus with the flour. It's uncooked so I stuck it in a fry pan with some EVOO. cooked it to a toasty brown and did the usual hummus concoction.
Not bad but I like the real deal better. On the other hand it was very smooth right out of the gate.
Maybe mix beans and the flour? When I'm out of dry beans Trader Joes has organic g'banzos for 99Ę per can. I mix that up.. YMMV works for me..
m

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:07 PM

38. What's really going to happen is 4 months from now lots of people are going to have things...

in their pantry that they are looking to get rid of because "I only got this because it was all they had left".

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:14 PM

39. i mainly used cheap supermarket bags. now i cannot find them. i have been alternating.

yellow split pea and 13 bean(no GARBANZO, i hate em). adding lentil black/red bean soup. because my grandma made good soup. i upped her spice/herb game. may need to make pototo soup too.... but no ac. no summer soups.
i also changed the veggies.no more soft. i make crunchy soup.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:48 PM

44. There was a run on ice cream in my local Kroger.

Ice cream?????????

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 09:57 PM

46. I've been tempted to get a cart and grab a bunch of pickled beets...

...just to see how many people swarm and hoard them!

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Response to Sancho (Reply #46)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:28 PM

51. Oddly enough, there's plenty of fresh produce available.

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:33 PM

53. You guys can have my share. Can't stand them and they don't like me either. Nt

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Response to spooky3 (Reply #53)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:36 PM

55. Send them to me. :)

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Response to Goodheart (Original post)

Thu Mar 26, 2020, 10:35 PM

54. Finished up an old bag of Camellia brand baby limas today!

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