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No Soak Oven Beans

This No Soak Oven Beans recipe is the easiest way to cook dried beans with less hands-on time, more even cooking and less likely to crack the beans! So, stop with the canned beans and use this easy and better way for cooking beans in the oven!

Hallelujah, I have finally found a way to cook dry beans with NO SOAKING required.

No soak oven beans recipe. Easy and the best way by baking beans in oven!

I always prefer to cook beans from scratch when I can.

Dry beans are so much cheaper than the canned stuff and have much less sodium as well.

I am also of the opinion that they taste better. They are creamier and have more of an earthy taste to them.

For ages I followed my weekend routine of soaking black beans overnight on Saturday and cooking them in the pressure cooker on Sunday mornings.

The beans lost so much of their beautiful black color overnight leaving them looking like a grape skittle that has been sucked on for a few minutes. Not very appetizing.

Cooking them in the pressure cooker was time-efficient, but the beans would burst and I could never guarantee the same texture twice.

Finally, I found this recipe from The Kitchn for cooking beans in the oven and it has changed my life.

So, how do you cook no soak beans in the oven?

Simply dump your ingredients (without soaking the beans!) into an oven-safe pot or a dutch oven, with the cover on put it in the oven, and an hour and fifteen minutes later you have perfectly cooked dutch oven beans, every time.

We eat them with various meals throughout the week, or for a quick snack we’ll throw a few in a bowl, put cheese and scallions on top, and nuke it in the microwave for thirty seconds. Pintos and cheese, ole!

Here’s the Recipe!

No soak oven beans recipe. Easy and the best way!

No Soak Oven Beans Recipe

This No Soak Oven Beans recipe is the easiest way to cook dried beans with less hands-on time, more even cooking and less likely to crack the beans! So, stop with the canned beans and use this easy and better way for cooking beans in the oven!
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Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 40 mins
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 127kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb. dried beans - any kind, but not lentils
  • Salt
  • Seasonings - I usually toss in a bay leaf, some cumin, chili powder, minced garlic, and black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Sort through your beans and remove any debris.
  • Place the sorted dry beans in a 3-quart or larger Dutch Oven with a tight-fitting lid.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of salt.
  • Add enough water to cover the beans by 1 inch.
  • Put on the lid and bake for one hour and fifteen minutes.
  • Check the beans and stir them. If they are tender, take them out of the oven.
  • If they aren't done, put them back in the oven for 15-minute intervals. If they appear
    to be drying out, add a cup of hot water.
  • Store in the fridge, covered. You can also divide the cooked beans and freeze them for later
    use.

NOTES

This recipe makes 6 cups, so that is 12 half cup servings.

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Nutrition Facts
No Soak Oven Beans Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 serving
Amount per Serving
Calories
127
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
1
g
2
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
1
g
Sodium
 
5
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
514
mg
15
%
Carbohydrates
 
23
g
8
%
Fiber
 
6
g
25
%
Sugar
 
1
g
1
%
Protein
 
9
g
18
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
31
mg
3
%
Iron
 
3
mg
17
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Comments:

  1. I don’t get it. I put my beans to soak to get rid of some substances that can cause digestion problems. That’s the whole point of soaking. If you won’t snake them, so why not just make in the pressure cooker for about 20 minutes. That’s what mine takes. Just get a big pot and you can cook 1kg of dries beans. Don’t add any salt yet, just the herbs and garlic, freeze this way and when is time to eat, heat some oil, add all your seasonings, more fried garlic… whatever and add the beans and cook until desired temperature. This way the beans will taste fresh every time. Or you can add your seasonings after the whole Bach is cooked and freeze this way too. I mean, if you’re not soaking, why waste time and money with such long cooking method?

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