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mealy beans

Why do I always end up with mealy beans when I use dried beans? I've tried a few different recipes and they are my Achilles' heal.

asked by Diana about 1 year ago
4 answers 565 views
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added about 1 year ago

Are you soaking your beans before cooking? If so, how long? Many claim that longer than 24 hours can contribute to a mealy texture. Is it possible that your tap water is "hard" (high in calcium and magnesium)? This will also affect texture. Try adding salt when you begin cooking to offset the effects of hard tap water. Also, a bit of baking soda and a tablespoon of olive oil might help.

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added about 1 year ago

are they old?or recently bought, from a store w/ typically high turnover?

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added about 1 year ago

p.s. might they have been bug-infested?(a sure sign of this is an accumulation of cornmeal- like white bits in the bottom of the bag.)

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added about 1 year ago

Lyndie, my tap water could very well be hard. I will try salt/baking soda nad olive oil.

Le Bec Fin, I had bought the beans recently, but cannot be sure when they were stocked. There was no bug infestation.

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