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Kidney Bean soak too long?

whoppr Jan 4, 2012 02:15 PM


I started a soak of kidney beans 2 days ago. I usually do an overnight or 24 hours.

Does anyone know if these are still OK to cook and how they may turn out?



  1. Cynsa Jan 4, 2012 02:20 PM

    Are the beans in the refrigerator? They should be fine as long as they have not fermented. My kidney beans soaked for 24 hours and I'm making chili today.

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    1. re: Cynsa
      whoppr Jan 4, 2012 02:31 PM

      No not now. I had pulled them out intending to make chili as well. I wasnt able to cook them and had never let them soak that long so wasnt sure if it was safe or wise. Dont want to cook something unsafe or ruin a good pot of chili either.

    2. sunshine842 Jan 4, 2012 02:19 PM

      Make sure they don't smell funky...then cook 'em. Probably won't take long to make them tender enough to eat, but boiling them for at least a half-hour or so will probably kill anything that might ail you.

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