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Beans getting mushy

Do dried beans get mushy/ overcooked when cooked in a nonstick pot? If so, why?

asked by young&fabulous over 3 years ago
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Kenzi Wilbur

Kenzi is the Managing Editor of Food52.

added over 3 years ago

They shouldn't! Two things that will make them mushy though? If you over-stir, or if you boil too vigorously. Otherwise, use your nonstick pot as you will.


Sam is a trusted home cook.

added over 3 years ago

I never heard of the teflon connection. But, if you have *Very* soft water--that can make the beans mushy. Just adjust the cooking time and use a low simmer.

We have the opposite problem with hard water and that can be counteracted with a pinch of baking soda and I mean just a pinch or they will mush.

If it's a problem that happens often for you, you might try again with distilled water for the cooking process.