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Making your own beans...how firm?

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I just bought some dried beans and did them up in the crockpot! Easy, cheap, and yummy! How firm should beans be? The once I made were a firmer than what you would get in a can. I'm mostly eaten only canned beans so my frame of reference is probably off.

I actually didn't mind the bean a little firmer. Is that all the matters?

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  1. Wasn't firm beans the thing that got Antonia tossed off of Top Chef? Eat them the way you like them. I go for creamy but not busting open and over cooked sometimes a fine line in a pressure cooker and I have overcooked beans in a crock pot because I just couldn't control when I'd be home from work to deal with them.