Freezing cooked chickpeas
- mels Oct 3, 2009 06:17 PM
I have a pot of chick peas simmering on the stove and it is way (waaaay) more than what I need. Searching the Home Cooking board I have seen many of you successfully freeze cooked beans. My question is do I drain the cooking liquid then freeze or do I freeze them in the cooking liquid, then thaw and drain when ready to use?
No, freeze with the cooking liquid. I don't know what you plan to do with the extra beans, but why would you not want a little extra flavor. If you drain off all the liquid the beans will eventually get freezer burn.
But if you have a vacuum bagger you could bag and freeze the drained beans.