How To Microwave Dried Beans

1. Wash and sort beans.

2. For each pound of beans, add 6 cups of water in a 5-qt casserole along with any seasonings called for in the recipe.

3. Microwave at full power for 8-10 minutes or until boiling.

4. Cover with plastic wrap and/or casserole lid. Let stand 1 hour.

5. Stir several times and add hot water as needed to keep beans covered.

6. Cook at full power for 8-10 minutes or until boiling; reduce power level to 50% and cook another 15-20 minutes or until tender.

* Beans may also be soaked overnight and then cooked at full power for 15-20 minutes or until tender.

NOTE: Wattage and cooking temperatures of microwaves vary. Always consult the recipes and temperature directions developed for your microwave by the manufacturer.

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