Cooking dried kidney beans-splitting
I am cooking dried kidney beans for a batch of chili. I have read several posts about soaking, adding salt, not adding salt, etc. However, I am trying to figure out why the beans split when I cook them. I usually have used cans and am trying to plan in advance so that I can use dried instead. Ive cooked dried before, but not often so I am not sure what I am doing right or wrong. What should I avoid doing?
Here is what I did
-soaked overnight. Threw out water it was soaked in.
- Threw soaked beans in a crockpot and filled with water.
- Turned on low. After 6 1/2 hour they looked done. As I mentioned, a bunch of these split.
So any insights? Here are my thoughts and questions.
Cooked too long?
Low is not low enough?
Thanks in advance for insight
Please be careful cooking kidney beans in a crockpot! They contain a toxin that is denatured by heat, but some crockpots don't reach a high enough temperature. You may have to boil them gently first, and then put them the crockpot.
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